JUST IN: National Assembly dismisses report on DSS siege on complex
The National Assembly management has debunked rumours making the rounds on social media that masked operatives of the Department of State Services on Wednesday barricaded the gates to its complex, shutting out lawmakers.
The Director of Information National Assembly, Mr. Agada Emmanuel, stated this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday.
Mr. Emmanuel was reacting to a social media user, who tweeted from his twitter handle account @Chukwuebuka, alleging the siege of the National Assembly complex by the DSS.
He said: ”The reposted unverified video clips was a reported incident that took place in 2018 at the main entrance gate leading into the National Assembly complex.
”The main entrance gate is presently under reconstruction and near completion for commissioning,” he said, while condemning the motive behind the video.
Emmanuel said that the video was misleading and fake news in its entirety, stressing that as the National Assembly members are currently on recess and staff are not under any siege by the DSS.
According to him, the new Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Sani Tambuwal and his Management team are fully in charge, focused and determined to achieve their set goals inline with their core mandates.
He urged security agencies to Investigate the user of the twitter handle account to forestall future abuse and spreading of misinformation into the media space.
He said such misinformation was capable of creating panic, mischief and anxiety leading to break down of law and order as this repost, might have been intended.
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