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Two Factional Rivers Lawmakers Hold Separate Sittings As Police Take Over Assembly

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The crisis rocking the Rivers State House of Assembly is far from over as the police again took over the complex on Tuesday.

The Punch reports that this came as members loyal to both factions allegedly held separate sittings at different locations.

Four police patrol vans were sighted at the entrance of the assembly complex, while the movement of people and vehicles along the Moscow Road Axis of the assembly were restricted.

Also, an Armoured Personnel Carrier was seen pacing from one end to the other on the road where the complex is located, while scores of armed operatives mounted strategic locations.

The reason for the security beef-up could not be immediately ascertained, but it was gathered that some lawmakers sat on Tuesday.

It was gathered that 25 lawmakers led by House Speaker, Martin Amaewhule, sat early on Tuesday.

The lawmakers reportedly deliberated on two items concerning the suspension of the strike by the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN).

They also called on the State Commissioner for Police, Olatunji Disu, to investigate the explosion at the Assembly which razed the hallowed Chamber and destroyed several property.

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