The invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Directorate of State Services, (DSS), took a different dimension when an angry female lawmaker, Boma Goodhead, confronted the masked operatives and dared them to shoot her as parliamentarians were prevented from gaining entry into the complex.
According to a Twitter user Oluyemi Fasipe who posted the incident and video on his handle, Hon. Goodhead, a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Akulga/Asalga constituency in Rivers State, stood her ground in the face of the gun-toting masked DSS operatives who were allegedly sent to the National Assembly complex to prevent members from going in.
The lawmaker was captured on camera in a video making the rounds online angrily confronting the armed DSS security operatives telling them that they can not intimidate anyone.
A member of the House of Representatives, Boma Goodhead on Tuesday dared operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to shoot her and others blocked from entering the National Assembly.
Infuriated that people were stopped from gaining access into the premises, Goodhead charged towards the DSS agents and is heard screaming at them:
“Start shooting, shoot this gun; How many people can you shoot down here, how many?”
However, the operatives kept their cool and said no word. At a point in the video, a voice was heard appealing to Boma to calm down.
The siege at the complex, it was gathered, was to be part of the plot to effect a change of the Senate leadership.
Watch the Twitter video here:
POWERFUL VIDEO : Honourable Boma Goodhead from Rivers State, confronts the masked DSS men blocking the National assembly, What a great woman. The whole world is watching. Cc: @BBCAfrica @AJStream @cnnbrk @AlJazeera pic.twitter.com/w9mxQ1fM1t
— Oluyemi Fasipe 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) August 7, 2018