The House of Representatives was forced to adjourn plenary on Wednesday as some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) broke into the National Assembly complex.
Reports said the protesting members of the Shiite Muslim group overpowered security operatives before breaking down the first gate while shouting “Allah Akbar”.
They were on their way to the second gate which led to the chambers before their leaders succeeded in stopping them following several appeals.
The protesters demanded the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader.
Deputy Speaker of the House, Yusuf Lasun who was presiding over the day’s sitting announced that he had just been briefed of the development before the lawmakers adjourned and said he chose to adjourn plenary out of caution.
Leader of the group, El-Zakzaky, has been in thve custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) since December 2015, in defiance to several court orders for his release.