There is currently a heightened tension leading to palpable fears in the National Assembly over increasing threats of a terrorist attack on the premises.
A report by DAILY INDEPENDENT said that credible security intelligence had alerted the political and bureaucratic leadership of the legislative arm with measures being put in place to avert any incident.
Driving into the premises has been tedious since Monday, due to security checks put in place by the management, with operatives jointly stopping and searching in-bound vehicles.
In a related report, The PUNCH said that several members of the House of Representatives, on Wednesday, confirmed to their correspondent that they had been notified of the imminent attack by the terrorist group.
One of them, who is from a state in the South-West, said his presence would henceforth be limited on the premises.
“That is the security alert I saw today. I’m already moving out of here. I’ll only be around when there is a major reason to do so. Nowhere is safe in the country anymore,” he said.Already the notice on the impending attack has been made available to the lawmakers.
The notice, a copy of which our correspondent obtained, was sent to the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, other principal officers and all members of the House.
The ‘security alert’, dated May 4, 2021, was issued by Chairman of the House Committee on Internal Security, National Assembly, Mr Usman Shiddi.