The report from within has it that thugs suspected to be loyal to the suspended Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege have invaded the red chambers and forcefully taken away the mace.
They broke into the chambers when plenary was going on, thereby creating serious confusion and tension.
The operation took Sergeant-At-Arms by surprise who tried to reclaim the mace without success.
Recall that Omo-Agege was suspended last week following his role in the electoral act amendment bill seeking to reorder the election sequence.
This development has, hitherto, thrown the Senate, and the entire National Assembly into uproar and fear of what really happened.
The snatched mace is the symbol of authority and the Senate consequently can no longer legitimately hold plenary.
Confusions, fear and discussion right now are being held in groups and hush tones as to what might be the next line of action.
This development occurred when the Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu was presiding over the plenary in the absence of the Senate President, senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki is currently at the World Bank event in the United States.
As at the time of filing this report, the Sergeant At Arm’s is hospitalised and the situation is hazy and uncertainty looms large.