Normalcy has been restored to the senate following an attack by hoodlums purportedly led by suspended senator Ovie Omo-Agege.
The hoodlums who stormed the senate chamber at about 11:15am made away with the mace.
After the attack, the senate went into an executive session after which it was decided that its sitting would go on.
The Deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu presided over the plenary with another mace.
A statement by the senate spokesman, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi said: “The Senate also decided that it will get to the roots of this sad assault on democracy and an obvious act of treason which the seizure of the mace by some armed hodlums represents. The hoodlums severely attacked some members of staff of the National Assembly, particularly the Sergeant-at-Arms on Chamber duties.
At the resumed senate plenary, some House of Representatives led by Deputy Speaker. Hon. Yusuf Lasun, attended in solidarity.