Nigeria’s intelligence chief fired over parliamentary blockade.


Nigeria’s acting president Yemi Osinbajo has fired the head of the country’s intelligence agency, according to Osinbajo’s aide, after masked security men prevented lawmakers and staff from entering the country’s parliament earlier in the day.
The incident sparked widespread anger in what one Senator described as a “siege” on the country’s democracy.
Video of the incident shows Nigeria’s lawmakers in angry confrontation with the masked men who blocked all gates leading to the parliament, denying senators and journalists access.
Local media reported that the men were operatives of the State security service headed by Security chief Lawal Musa Daura, who has now been fired.
Several of the lawmakers, mostly from the opposition party, posted images and videos of the blockade, which happened early Tuesday morning.

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