Operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, have blocked the entrance of the National Assembly complex in anticipation of a possible reopening of the Senate Chamber.
Some journalists were also barred by the mask-wearing DSS operatives from gaining access to the complex.
No explanation was offered to the journalists who pressed to know why they were being prevented from entering the complex.
Some of the legislators were seen assembling and discussing in groups, while some others confronted the secret police operatives.
Later, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce addressed journalists at the NASS entrance complex, where the lawmakers were held up.
The sudden blockade by the DSS is occurring at a day when Bukola Saraki, the Senate President; Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and other principal members of the National Assembly are expected to hold an emergency meeting.
The meeting, according to Bankole Omisore, the Special Assistant to the Senate President on International Relations, would focus on issues concerning the National Assembly leadership as well as a meeting with Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
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