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Police takes over Edo Assembly

09 May 2016, 15:59

Edo- The Police on Monday cordoned off the premises of Edo House of Assembly to avert possible breakdown of law and order.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that more than 10 Hilux patrol vans and an Armoured Personnel Carrier were strategically positioned within and around the state assembly complex.

There were also regular and mobile police operatives positioned at the three entrances to the assembly to prevent access into the complex.

Already, workers of the house of assembly have been prevented by the police from getting to their offices.

Also read: Edo Assembly speaker, deputy impeached

The state’s Police Public Relation Officer, Abiodun Osifo, said that the action was taken to “avoid a repeat of what happened at the complex last Wednesday.”

It would be recalled that crisis erupted on Wednesday after 16 members of the assembly removed the erstwhile Speaker of the House, Victor Edoroh.

Edoro was replaced with Elizabeth Ativie as speaker of the House.

Suspected thugs, loyal to both sides, had after the speaker’s removal, took over the assembly complex and engaged in a shooting match.



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