The alarm raised by the police that Boko Haram members are plotting to attack the National Assembly have thrown lawmakers into panic mode.
It followed a security alert entitled, ‘Re: planned insurgent attacks on VIP locations, government facilities and assets in Abuja,’ by Chairman of the House Committee on Internal Security, National Assembly, Mr Usman Shiddi and sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Femi Ggbajabiamila and other principal officers.
It partly reads, “I refer to the above subject of which a copy of the intelligence report from the Force Intelligence Bureau of the Nigeria Police Force in the National Assembly Complex has been made available to my office.
“The report indicates planned insurgent attacks by some elements of Boko Haram on some VIP locations, government facilities and assets in Abuja, including the National Assembly complex.
“In view of the above intelligence, I have considered it paramount to advise that all members should, henceforth, use the presidential gate for ingress and egress.”
This has caused panic among the lawmakers, quoting Punchng.com.
“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,” one of the lawmakers told the paper.