The embattled ex-Director General of State Security Service, Mr. Lawal Daura has explained why he deployed masked officials of the service to the National Assembly last Tuesday.
The sacked DG said he acted on the intelligence report that some persons had planned to smuggle weapons and incriminating items into the complex.
This was disclosed on Thursday evening in an interim report submitted to the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo by the Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim.
In a report seen by NAIJA CENTER NEWS, Mr. Idris disagreed with the claim by his former counterpart.
He reported that Daura invaded the National Assembly without approval from the acting President.
Mr. Idris said that the action of the former DSS boss could not be substantiated as the masked men deployed to National Assembly were not experts of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).
“The former Director-General, Department of State Security Service, Mr Lawal Musa Daura acted unilaterally without informing the presidency. He did not share or intimate other security agencies on the unlawful operations,” Idris said in the report.
The Nation was in great turmoil on Tuesday last week after the SSS officials laid siege to the National Assembly depriving the lawmakers’ entrance into the complex.
Journalists and other observers were also denied entry while lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress were nowhere to be found.
Later, the PDP lawmakers argued their way into the complex, while the administrative staff of the complex remained locked out.
The development attracted negative reactions from Nigerians across the globe, prompting the Acting President of Nigeria to fire the DSS boss for truncating democracy.
The VP described the invasion as a gross violation of a constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notion of law and order.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress first denied involvement in the saga but hours later, made a u-turn by describing the siege as a timely intervention of the DSS in scuttling plot by Senate President Bukola Saraki to cause chaos at the National Assembly.