Updates: Loyalists smuggle Tambuwal into chamber, over powers security

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After several minutes, Speaker Tambuwal was ‘smuggled into the chamber of the National Assembly, after he abandoned his car and escort vehicles at the gate.

Other lawmakers, mainly from the All Progressives Congress, APC, were also stopped from driving through the second gate.

At least 17 APC lawmakers scaled the assembly fence to access the building.

Witnesses say lawmakers came out of the assembly, overpowered the security, and damaged the third gate to allow the speaker in.

There are reports some lawmakers fainted after inhaling teargas fired by the police.

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