BY: KEN IGWE, AWKA
Thugs who had taken over the Anambra State House of Assembly on Wednesday were dispersed by security operatives.
The security forces fired warning shots aimed at stopping the invasion of the Assembly complex.
Tension had set in the House when a faction in the House impeached the Speaker, Hon. Rita Maduagwu.
Hon Ikem Uzoezie was nominated as the Deputy Speaker.
Maduagwu later said she was not impeached and held a plenary and adjourned.
The two factions existing in the House made frantic efforts to reconvene on Thursday but met stiff opposition as stern looking security men deployed to the Assembly complex put in strict security measures and restricted movement.
Some thugs mobilized by unknown persons stormed the complex and desperately wanted to gain entrance but met stiff resistance which led to heavy shooting and firing of teargas canisters.
A female member of the House escaped a hail of teargas canisters which resulted in her breaking down. She was later aided inside the House after she was initially denied access.
Details of the unfolding drama is ongoing.