Nigeria president fires intelligence chief for 'blocking parliament'

Senator Akpabio with President Buhari in London

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Director-General of the Department of State Security, Malam Lawan Daura at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Seiyefa, who hails from Bayelsa State, had earlier served as the Director of the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), before he was transferred to the DSS headquarters.

Daura was directed to hand over to the most senior officer at the State Security Service, SSS.

Security forces temporarily blocked the entrance to Nigeria's parliament on Tuesday, preventing lawmakers and others from entering for up to an hour, witnesses said.

49 senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria have appended their signatures against the failed attempt to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

Consequently, he assured Nigerians that all persons within the security agencies who participated in this travesty will be identified and subjected to appropriate disciplinary action.

The Federal Government has named the most senior director in the Department of State Service (DSS), Matthew Seiyefa, as the acting Director-General of the service. Boma Goodhead, the Honourable Member from Rivers State who defied the masked gunmen from DSS at the gates of the National Assembly. Saraki had called a meeting of parliamentary leaders to hold on Tuesday amid pressures on the lawmakers to approve funding for next year's election.

Seiyefa was shortly after Daura's sack, spotted in the Presidential Villa, where he had a meeting with Osinbajo.

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