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The ceremonial mace of Nigerian Senate was stolen on Wednesday, Senate leaders said, condemning the theft as an “act of treason”.
“Today, some hoodlums… seized the symbol of authority of the Upper Legislative Chamber, the mace,” said Senate media and public affairs chairman Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi in a statement.
“This action is an act of treason, as it is an attempt to overthrow a branch of the federal government of Nigeria by force and it must be treated as such,” he added.
The video below the moment the mace was taken out of the chamber.