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National Assembly Crisis: IG of Police, Idris dissociates Police from invasion

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The Inspector – General of Police , Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, has exonerated the Nigeria Police Force from Tuesday ’ s blockage of the National Assembly by security operatives .
Idris absolved the police of any blame after a closed -door meeting with the acting President , Prof . Yemi Osinbajo , at the Presidential Villa , Abuja.

He said that the standoff at the NASS complex reached him as a surprise , adding that the police would soon issue a statement in relation to the impasse .

“ Obviously , like I said , I have not got a detailed brief on that . In fact , we are going to issue a ( press ) release ( on that ) , ’’ he said .

The acting President had on August 7 sacked the Director General of the Department of State Services , Lawal Daura , with immediate effect over Tuesday ’ s invasion of the premises of the National Assembly by security operatives .

Osinbajo condemned the unauthorised standoff at the National Assembly complex , describing it as “ a gross violation of a constitutional order , rule of law and all accepted notions of the law and order . ”

He said , the “ unlawful act , which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency , is condemnable and completely unacceptable . ’’

The acting President , therefore , assured Nigerians that all persons within the law enforcement apparatus, who participated in “ this travesty ’’ would be identified and subjected to appropriate disciplinary action .

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the sacked DSS boss , had , along with the IGP and the Chief of Staff to the President , Malam Abba Kyari , earlier met behind closed doors with the acting President .

( NAN )

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