Kano House of Assembly moves to impeach speaker, Police take over assembly complex

Heavily-armed policemen and another security agency have sealed Kano State House of Assembly. The police sealed the Assembly complex in the early hours of yesterday, in company with some officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence corps (NSCDC). The armed policemen were deployed to the House at about 2:00am, to allegedly prevent members from gaining access into the complex.

The deployment of the armed policemen may be connected to a move to remove Speaker Yusuf Abdullahi Ata and principal officers by some lawmakers. Reports indicated that the speaker had ordered for suspension of all activities in the House until after the Eid-El Kabir. Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police Magaji Musa Majia confirmed deployment of his men to the Assembly and added that they were there to maintain peace in the complex.