Saraki asks Buhari to set up judicial panel over National Assembly siege

Senate President Bukola Saraki has again called for an independent judicial panel of inquiry to probe last week’s siege on the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

In a tweet on Tuesday, Saraki said only a “thorough and neutral investigation” will give answers to questions surrounding the action of the security forces on that day.

Recall that as early as 6am last Tuesday, operatives of the DSS stormed the National Assembly stopping the entrance of lawmakers, staff and journalists.

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo ordered the sack of the then DSS DG, Lawal Daura, over the oncident, but accusations and counter-accusations continue to make the rounds, especially between the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, with Saraki in the middle of the crossfire.

“The very serious questions about last Tuesday’s siege on the National Assembly can only be answered through a thorough and neutral investigation,” the Senate President tweeted. “I call on Mr. President to immediately institute an independent judicial panel of inquiry to look into that assault on our democracy.”

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