Nasarawa State is now boiling over as people poured onto the streets this morning protesting the move by the state House of Assembly to impeach the state governor, Tanko Al Makura even as the Nigerian soldiers have virtually taken over the premises of the House of Assembly.
Report reaching us show that the tension has since morning, been spreading across the state as pro-Al Makura group blocked the major entrances into and out of Lafiya, the state capital.
The early morning protests by the group sympathetic to governor Al Makura had brought panic to the governing circles in the state who had believed the protests would grow into a riot. The soldiers moved in quickly to forestall full blown-out mayhem. The soldiers took over strategic points, including the major expressways and streets in and around the capital.
It was learnt that before the military moved in, the pro Al-Makura group had taken over Shendam road, Super Cineme, Makurdi road, Jos-Akwanga road.
It was gathered that governor Al-Makura has since left the state for Abuja immediately following the announcement of the start of his impeachment process.
The Nasawara State legislators are expected to serve the governor the impeachment notice through alternate service tomorrow.