- Senate president Bukola Saraki has urged President Buhari to probe the National Assembly siege
- Operatives of DSS had on Tuesday, August 7, laid siege on the National Assembly on the order of the sacked DG Lawal Daura
- The Senate president said that the serious questions about the siege could only be answered through a thorough and neutral investigation
The Senate president Bukola Saraki has urged President Muhammadu Buhari as a matter of urgency to probe last Tuesday, August 7, siege on the National Assembly by the operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS).
NAIJ.com reported that the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo fired the former director general of the DSS, Lawal Daura, following the siege on the National Assembly on Tuesday, August 7.
The embattled former DSS boss had in his statement said that he ordered the siege because of intelligence reports he had that some thugs would import arms and ammunition into the National Assembly.
Saraki in a tweet on Tuesday, August 14, on the siege, said that the serious questions about the siege on the National Assembly could only be answered through a thorough and neutral investigation.
He called on President Muhammadu Buhari to set up a judicial panel of inquiry to look into the assault on Nigeria's democracy.
He tweets: "The very serious questions about last Tuesday’s siege on the National Assembly can only be answered through a thorough and neutral investigation. I call on Mr. President to immediately institute an independent judicial panel of inquiry to look into that assault on our democracy."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Senate president, Bukola Saraki, expressed his misgivings about the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led government and the way politics is presently played in the country.
Saraki said this on Wednesday, August 8, during his world press conference speech at the National Assembly (NASS).
Speaking to a gathering of journalists at the NASS chambers, Saraki said that the current state of things in the polity was not what the electorate bargained for.
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