Nuhu Abok,, the Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly has been impeached by eight members of the legislative arm of the government.
Yakubu Sanda, the member representing Pengana Constituency however, was named as the new Speaker.
The Speaker was impeached amidst tight security.
He was removed in the early hours of Thursday by the lawmakers from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who were escorted into the chambers amidst tight security.
The lawmakers also named a new speaker.
Some security agents were stationed around the Assembly complex.
Members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were, however, prevented from entering the Assembly complex.