Abuja - A group of protesters stormed the National Assembly over the plans by the Senate to pass the anti-social media bill, Daily Post reports.
The protester who stormed the Assembly in large numbers, were mostly dressed in black attires, with some in sealed black sellotape on their mouths.
They were however stopped at the first gate by heavily armed Policemen who insisted they would not be allowed to enter the National Assembly.
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Security agents who barricaded the entrance of the National Assembly gate urged the protesters to be peaceful.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday reiterated the commitment of his administration to the protection of free speech in keeping with democratic tradition.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity.
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