BREAKING: Heavily armed policemen barricade entrance to Rivers assembly quarters

Politics Nigeria can report that no fewer than 30 armed policemen have taken over all the entrances to the House of Assembly quarters located along the Aba Road, Port Harcourt.

This comes barely 24-hours after Governor Siminalayi Fibara visited the assembly quarters on Thursday.

The Martins Amaewhule-led House of Assembly had claimed that the governor was planning to demolish the quarters following his recent surprise visit to the facility.

But the governor said he visited the assembly quarters which he described as part of his property.

“Is the Assembly quarters not part of my property? Is there anything wrong in going to check how things are going on there?,” he asked.

“You are aware of the developments. We have a new speaker, and I went there to see for myself how things are. There might be a few things I might want to do there for the good of our people.”

In a turn. Of events on Friday, both the first and second gates to the lawmakers’ estate were safeguarded by the police with about 30 patrol vans used to block the entrances.

Armed policemen were seen barricading the gates on Friday to secure the facility.

The reason for such high deployment of policemen to the Rivers assembly quarters could not be ascertained as at the time of writing this report.

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