The men allegedly were led by suspended legislator Ovie Omo-Agege, who took the symbol of authority from the upper legislative chambers in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, the Senate said.
The incident was branded as an "act of betrayal" Aliyu Abdullahi, a spokesman for the Senate, who said lawmakers have been trying to overthrow a branch of the federal government of Nigeria.
"This action is an affront to the legislature," he said in a statement.
"Security agencies must stand on the side of a fair trial and immediately mobilize their personnel to retrieve the club and seize the perpetrators of this crime," Abdullahi said.
Laws can not be passed by the Senate of Nigeria without the club binding a symbol of authority (1
"I and others insisted that the Senate should not postpone, I removed my girdle and laid myself up as a club so we could continue."
"My colleagues were seconded, then a replacement club and the Session continued, "Sani added.
"Those who sanctioned, organized and supported That will someday do the presidency or the judiciary," he added.
The Nigerian ruling party APC (All Progressive Congress) has described the Wednesday incident as an attack on the country's democracy and called for arrests.
APC hereby condemns this action as an attack on our democracy and profanation of the sacred institution of the National Assembly, "Bolaji Abdullahi, a spokesman for the party, said in a statement.
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