The Police on Monday cordoned off the premises of Edo House of Assembly (EDHA) to avert possible breakdown of law and order.
More than 10 Hilux patrol vans and an Armoured Personnel Carrier were strategically positioned within and around the state assembly complex.
There were also regular and mobile police operatives positioned at the three entrances to the assembly to prevent access into the complex.
Already, workers of the house of assembly have been prevented by the police from getting to their offices.
The Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Mr Abiodun Osifo told NAN that the action was taken to “avoid repetition of what happened last Wednesday at the complex”.
It would be recalled that crisis erupted on Wednesday after 16 members of the assembly removed the erstwhile Speaker of the House, Mr Victor Edoro.
Edoro was replaced with Mrs Elizabeth Ativie.
Suspected thugs took over the assembly complex and engaged in a shooting match l after the Edoror’s removal.
Efforts by Governor Adams Oshiomhole to convince majority of the legislators to reinstate the impeached Speaker at a meeting in Benin City few days ago was rebuffed by the legislators who vowed hat Edoror will not return as Speaker because of his alleged corrupt practices.