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Jigawa Assembly advances impeachment of Speaker during Hajj trip

Lawmakers at Jigawa State House of Assembly, have begun the impeachment process for speaker, Haruna Dangyatin.

Reports from the state indicate that the impeachment process was initiated and commenced in the absence of the speaker, who had travelled with the state governor, Mumar Namadi, to Saudi Arabia for the lesser Hajj.

The process is intensifying as 17 lawmakers have begun signing the removal notice for the speaker, starting late on Monday and continuing on Tuesday at undisclosed locations.

Meanwhile, heavy security personnel from the police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) have been deployed in large numbers. They have reinforced the initial security and taken over the Assembly building.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Jigawa State Command, DSP Lawal Shi’isu Adam, said, “We received intelligence reports suggesting a potential disruption of public peace in the state”.

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