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WATCH: How Nasarawa lawmakers trade blows

05 April 2016, 10:06

Lafia - Lawmakers of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Monday, shamefully threw decorum to the gutter and engaged in a physical brawl over the appointment of sole administrators for 11 local government councils by Governor Tanko Al-Makura.

The fracas happened during plenary that saw the honourable members exchanging blows and destroying seats and other valuables in the assembly chamber.

The fight was between those for and those against the decision of Governor Al-Makura to appoint sole administrators, instead of transition committee chairmen for the councils.

Trouble started when Tanko Tunga, majority leader, moved a motion for the suspension of six members for challenging the action of the governor.

Also read: APC, PDP lawmakers exchange blows in Nasarawa

The six members expressed reservation over this, accusing their colleagues of receiving financial inducement from the governor.

The 18 other members took exception to the allegation and the floor of the House became rowdy.

While some members took custody of the mace, others engaged in fisticuff, with objects flying around the chamber.

Some legislators sustained injuries during the violence while some had their clothes torn.

Monday's sitting at the assembly was abruptly terminated, prompting the deployment of operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS).

Watch the video of the fracas below:


- News 24


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