Amid gunshots and the use of tear gas within the assembly premises, some 23 members of the Rivers State House of Assembly began the process of impeaching the state governor, Siminalayi Fubara.
The process was decided to start by the 23 MPs, including Speaker Martin Amaewhule, who presided over the meeting.
Along with Edison Ehie, the head of the House, the parliamentarians also suspended a few of their fellow lawmakers who they felt were close to the governor.
It had stated that on Sunday night, when the chamber was being demolished, there was an explosion at the manufacturing plant.
Following the meeting, legislators were observed driving out of the Assembly at approximately 8:15 a.m., accompanied by heavily armed security guards.
People fled frantically as police pursued everyone after the gunshot and tear gas was fired, including employees whose offices are within the building.