A spokesman for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said in comments on Twitter that DSS head Lawal Musa Daura had been fired.
Osinbajo had summoned Daura alongside Ibrahim Idris, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) over the siege laid to the national assembly earlier in the day.
Idris absolved the police of any blame after a closed-door meeting with the acting President, Prof.
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"The unlawful act, which was done without the knowledge of the presidency, is condemnable and completely unacceptable", said a statement issued later by Osinbajo's office. So, when I get the brief, in fact we are going to issue a (press) release, " he said.
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Osinbajo condemned the unauthorised standoff at the National Assembly complex, describing it as "a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order". After the lawmakers were allowed in, other officials and the media remained barred from the premises. But it turned out there was nothing like that in the offing as no APC senator was in the National Assembly when they were creating the row outside the gate.