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BREAKING: Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss, Lawal Daura

But a spokesman for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said in a statement that the DSS director general, Lawal Musa Daura, had been fired. He was also the Director, Institute of Security Studies, Abuja.

The takeover of Nigeria's National Assembly complex by operatives of the Directorate of State Securityhas been described by the government as a gross violation of the constitutional order.

Witnesses said armed men wearing the black uniform of the Department of State Security stood at the gates of the building, where they were later joined by police officers.

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The acting President, who is a professor of Law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, attracted the commendations of his colleagues, who said he had saved the nation's democracy and upheld the supremacy of the rule of law.

Senator Ben Murray Bruce has alleged that Godswill Akpabio and senators on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are behind the invasion of the National Assembly by DSS operatives. The DSS is a security arm that is directly under the presidency.

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The Director-General of the Department of the State Services, Lawal Daura, has been sacked.

Daura is however in a closed-door meeting with the Acting President, now holding at the presidential villa in Abuja.

A statement by the NBA President, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud (SAN) said, "The Nigerian Bar Association condemns this brazen and blatant act of the security personnel and demands the immediate withdrawal of this personnel".

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