Armed thugs, allegedly led by a suspended senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, walked into Nigeria’s upper legislative chamber in a plenary session at about 11:15 (Nigerian time) Wednesday (today) and stole the mace, Senate spokesman Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi said.
Meanwhile, the Senate continued with the day’s plenary with a new mace placed where the previous one was snatched from.
The invaders had fled the National Assembly Complex premises in a Sports Utility Vehicle accompanied by two pickup vans.
The lawmakers resumed plenary after coming out of an Executive (closed door) Session where the earlier incident of forceful removal of the mace was deliberated upon.
— The Nigerian Senate (@NGRSenate) April 18, 2018
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