Tension rises as armed, operatives of the Department of State Services take over the gates of the National Assembly.
No journalist is allowed to enter. Some lawmakers including Senator Rafiu Ibrahim (PDP, Kwara South) and others are stranded at the main gate.
"We have been refused entry into the National Assembly by DSS operatives," Senator Ibrahim told newsmen Tuesday morning.
"We are waiting for the rest of our colleagues to come. The we will see how many of us they want to kill. We have told this number of operatives is not enough. they should go and bring more men to prevent us from entering Nigeria's symbol of democracy."
The National Assembly is on recess until September 26. But an aide to Senate President Bukola Saraki said on Monday that the leadership of the National Assembly will be meeting today to deliberate on urgent national matters.