Over 200 protesters are currently in front of the house of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi West, demanding that security operatives vacate his residence.
Armed security personnel comprising policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) had laid siege to the place on Monday afternoon.
The operatives took over the Sangha Street, Maitama, where Melaye’s house is located. They also barred four of the lawmaker’s colleagues from seeing him.
Abiodun Olujimi from Ekiti; Philip Aduda, federal capital territory (FCT), Isa Misau from Bauchi and Atai Idoko, Kogi were among the senators who visited Melaye’s residence.
The protesters asked the security agents to vacate Melaye’s residence immediately, describing the lawmaker as their benefactor.
Kuchingoro Emmanuel, leader of the group, told newsmen that no individual had taken care of IDPs in Abuja like Melaye.
“Melaye is our federal government. He has taken good care of us. He is a good man,” he said.