A mild drama ensued at the National Assembly on Tuesday as members of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) stormed the Complex to seek legislative backing that will enhance their operations in the country.
The Vigilante Group, who mobilised its members from various states in the country, stormed the National Assembly in large numbers to participate in a one-day Public Hearing on the Bills for an Act to establish the Nigeria Hunters Council of Nigeria, a Bill to establish Nigeria Peace Corps and others by the Senate Committee on Interior.
The members of the group called for the passage of the bill to enable them complement the efforts of other security agencies in protecting lives and property as well as preventing crimes.
Gistongist, however, gathered that armed policemen attached to the main gate of the National Assembly denied the group access into the Complex but asked the leadership of the group to attend the public hearing.
The development led to gridlock at the federal secretariat as motorists took other routes to avoid being trapped.
Other bills to be considered at the hearing include a bill for an Act to establish Unity Corps as well as Civil Defence Academy.