Teargas fired at Nigeria parliament before key vote

Abuja – Nigerian security forces fired teargas on Thursday inside the parliament complex as opposition lawmakers, including the speaker of the lower house, arrived for a key vote on emergency rule in the northeast.

An eyewitness and our correspondent said the main lobby outside the parliament chamber was filled with teargas that was fired as House of Representatives Speaker Aminu Tambuwal, who defected to the opposition last month, entered the building.

Tambuwal’s office confirmed the incident but police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu denied that police officers were involved.

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