Once bitten, twice shy.

In order not to be caught off guard again, a huge presence of security operatives was deployed in and around the National Assembly Complex on Thursday.

The Senate chamber was invaded by suspected political thugs on Wednesday with snatching of the mace.

Apart from the presence of more policemen, soldiers were also deployed to guard the premises.

The sergeants-at-arms also conducted stricter checks on workers and guests going in.

Some soldiers and policemen stationed at the lobby adjoining the Senate and House of Representatives’ chambers‎ had a brief argument over their responsibilities in the protection of the area.

The Divisional Police Officer of the National Assembly Division, A Sulu-Gambari, however intervened in the matter and resolved the conflict.

Details later…