Nigerian presidency condemns unauthorised parliamentary blockade

ABUJA (Reuters) – A blockade of Nigeria’s parliament on Tuesday by security forces that prevented lawmakers from entering for up to an hour was done without the presidency’s knowledge, said the acting president who sacked the head of the security agency.

Members of security forces block the entrance of the National Assembly in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2018. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Armed men wearing the black uniform of the Department of State Security (DSS) stood at the gates of the building in the capital Abuja and were later joined by police officers, witnesses said.

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