Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) staged a protest, demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky at the entrace of the National Assembly Complex early Wednesday.

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun had earlier called for the adjournment of plenary when he learnt that the protesters   broke into the premises of the national assembly.

But more investigations revealed that the security operatives later overpowered the protesters and that the plenary went on smoothly.

They are protesting the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader.

Lasun presided over the plenary as more security operatives were deployed in the second gate, which is just metres away from where the lawmakers were meeting.

Security has also been beefed up around the premises of the legislative chamber.