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Niger Assembly members dispersed with tear gas

2015-05-06 17:52
Nigeria elections
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Niger - Police were ordered to disperse Niger Assembly members after they had planned to impeach Governor Babangida Aliyu, Punch reported.

Police and other security had locked up the gates of the Assembly complex to prevent the coming in and going out of people when they fired tear gas canisters.

Also read: INEC releases state assembly results in Niger

About 20 members gathered to begin the impeachment of Aliyu, following allegations that he had failed to carry members of the Assembly along in governance.

The members then left after they were dispersed by policemen and security officials and are said to be gathering in an unknown location.

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