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Impeached Speaker, Plateau State Assembly, others arrested

Recently impeached Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba and other members of his group have been arrested within the vicinity of the State Assembly in Jos.

Vanguard reports that the State Police Commissioner, Edward Egbuka and some key officials of the different security outfits in the state ushered them into vans at about 3.15 pm after laying siege in the State Assembly since dawn.

Abok was whisked away through the back gate of the State Assembly shortly after security agents bombarded the peaceful protestors and journalists with tear gas and sporadic gunshots to disperse them.

Although the House members said they were not told where they were been taken to as Abok kept shouting, “I cannot say if I am under arrest at this moment,” but it was gathered they are being taken to Abuja.

Although the House members said they were not told where they were been taken to as Abok kept shouting, “I cannot say if I am under arrest at this moment,” but it was gathered they are being taken to Abuja.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Party (APC) in Plateau State says the alleged forceful occupation of the State House of Assembly by the members believed to be loyal to the former Speaker, Abok Ayuba is quite disheartening to the APC as a political party.

Publicity Secretary of the party in the State Mr Sylvanus Namang in a statement said, of particular concern is how the 11 members entered the House of Assembly Complex under the cover of darkness at an odd hour of the night, describing their action as dangerous signals antithetical to the tenets of democracy.

Reporting by Josiah Buzun; editing by Muzha Kucha