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Lawan Calls for Security Beef Up at NASS… Confirms Reports of Possible Threat

President of the senate, Ahmed Lawan has directed security chiefs in the country to beef up security at the National Assembly.

This is even as he has confirmed that he has received reports from the Directorate of State Service that the NASS complex may be attack by terrorists.

It would be recalled that the management of the National Assembly Complex earlier this month raised the alarm that terrorists may strike at the National Assembly complex.

But in an emergency security meeting yesterday, the President of the Senate, security officials to beef up security measures at the complex, stressing that he had personally received a report from the DSS of such threat.

The meeting had in attendance, the Director General of the Department of Security Service (DSS) and representatives of the Defence, Police, Civil Defence, Fire Service and other security agencies.

He said with the heightening insecurity in the country, the time has come for this National Assembly to be properly secured for members of the National Assembly to carry out their legislative and other functions, under a very safe atmosphere.

He added that the complex must also be kept safe for the workers and visitors, and that anyone who has no business in the National Assembly shouldn’t be there.

The Senate President however clarified that nobody is advocating a blanket ban on the people with genuine reasons from visiting the National Assembly. He said anyone with lawful reasons to be at the complex, whether for protests or other valid reasons are free to do so.

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