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The Nigerian state witnessed another dramatic show of shame by the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday when a suspended senator, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, stormed the Senate Plenary Session with thugs and seized the symbol of authority the Mace before he was taken away the Nigerian Police.

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Nigerians have been reacting to the news since videos of the exchange surfaced online.

@Bhadooshky- We now have Maze Runners in this country called Nigeria. What wont we see/hear. National Assembly chamber has turned to Nollywood Movie Location. Wonderment

@Bhadooshky - A National show of shame happened at the National Assembly, but you are here looking for whose spelling of "Mace"/"Maze" is correct/wrong. We are not ready to change anything in this country.

@MrFixNigeria- For a long time, suspected and suspected herdsmen have been attacking and killing innocent Nigerians. Today, suspected thugs decided to visit the Nigerian Senate. The POINT is: no one is really safe in a country where the leaders pay lip service to the security of citizens!

@newscantell- Nigerian Senate suspended Sen.Ovie Omo-Agege because he opposed the electoral amendment bill. He came back today with thugs and took away the mace from the national assembly. The part I don't get is how did he get out of NASS without security officials noticing it.

Meanwhile, the Senate has given the IGP a 24-hour ultimatum to provide the mace.

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, who is in Washington for the World Bank/IMF meeting has issued a statement commending the Deputy Senate President Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu and other house members for standing up to the attack at the Red Chambers of the Nigerian Senate.


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