The sacked Director General of the Department of State Security Service, Lawal Musa Daura, has admitted that he sent hooded agents of the secret agency to the National Assembly on Tuesday in view of insight report that unapproved people were intending to smuggle dangerous weapons and other deadly substances into the national assembly
His confession was revealed in the interim investigation report presented by the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim to the acting president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
In the report seen by Daily Trust, IGP Idris contended that Daura carried out the siege on the National Assembly without the endorsement of the acting president.
“The previous Director-General, Department of State Security Service, Mr Lawal Musa Daura acted solo without informing . other security organizations on the unlawful task he carried out,” Idris said in the report.
The IGP said the indicated knowledge report by Daura can’t be substantiated as the forces sent to the national assembly complex were not EOD specialists
Veiled and unmasked DSS agents laid a siege to the National Assembly on Tuesday stopping legislators and staff from gaining access to the complex.
A female individual from the House of Representatives, Boma Goodhead from Rivers State (PDP) stood up to the DSS men laying siege at the National Assembly, challenging them to shoot her.
The Acting President, who sacked Daura over the incident described the unapproved takeover of the National Assembly unpredictable as a gross infringement of the rule of law and the Nigerian constitution.
The leaders of both the Senate and House of Representatives also condemned the siege as a “coup against democracy”.
Also,the All Progressives Congress (APC) hailed the attack in what it called ‘timely intervention’ of the Department of State Services (DSS) in scuttling plot by Senate President Bukola Saraki to cause chaos at the National Assembly on Tuesday.