The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, on Tuesday exonerated the Nigeria Police Force from the Tuesday’s blockage of the National Assembly (NASS) by security operatives.
Idris spoke with State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with the acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said the blockage of the NASS complex was a surprise to him, saying the police would soon issue a statement on the incident.
He said “Obviously, like I said, I have not got a detailed brief on that. So, when I get the brief, in fact we are going to issue a (press) release.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had on Tuesday sacked the Director General, Department of State Service, Lawal Daura with immediate effect, over the invasion of the premises of the National Assembly on Tuesday.
Osinbajo condemned the unauthorized takeover of the National Assembly complex, describing it as “a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order.’’
He maintained that the “unlawful act which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency is condemnable and completely unacceptable.’’