Analysts believe Thursday, November 20 is one of the darkest periods in the history of Nigeria’s National Assembly.
Police blocked, teargassed, and stopped the lawmakers from gaining access to their chambers, where they were supposedly going to consider the letter from President Goodluck Jonathan.
Mr. Jonathan had sought approval to extend the emergency rule the three north-eastern states of Yobe, Borno and Adamawa.
These collection of pictures capture the commotion in clear and vivid patterns.
Photo Credit: @imamdimam via twitter.