It was all chaos at the complex of the National Assembly on Thursday morning as security operatives fired teargas and barred the speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, from entering the house.
Consequently, Senate President, David Mark has announces the shutting down of the National Assembly till Tuesday.
A large contingent of SSS personnel and police took over the sprawling complex early Thursday, and sealed off all entry points leaving only one open where everyone going in is thoroughly frisked and many, turned back.
Mr. Tambuwal had earlier managed to drive through the first gate of the complex before his convoy was stopped at the second gate.
After several minutes, Mr. Tambuwal was later allowed in after he abandoned his car and escort vehicles at the gate.
According to journalist at the complex, at least 15 APC lawmakers scaled the assembly fence to access the building.
Mr. Tambuwal was later stopped at the third gate, and was finally allowed in after a prolonged argument with security operatives.
There are reports some lawmakers fainted after inhaling teargas fired by the police.