By Bukola Olasanmi

 

National Assembly

Security was on Tuesday tightened in and around the National Assembly ( NASS ) Complex, Abuja, with heavily armed security personnel and sniffer dogs deployed in the premises.

Staff of the assembly and visitors were subjected to rigorous security check at various entrances to the complex.

It was believed that the development was not unconnected to the riotous situation in the nation’s capital on Monday by Shiite faithful, demanding the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, detained since 2015.

The protest, which turned chaotic and disrupted activities in parts of the city for several hours, was quelled when the police, who arrested many suspects in connection with the incident, applied heavy dose of teargas and water.