Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force, on Tuesday led at least 30 armed policemen to Zankili Medical Center, Mabushi, Abuja, where Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, is being treated.
Melaye was admitted into the hospital after he attempted to escape from police custody.
There was tension in the hospital as the policemen arrested two persons — a man and a woman — said to be members of staff for unknown offence.
The policemen summoned the official of the hospital and demanded to know where Melaye was.
It is not yet clear if they have located the place the senator is at the moment.
The fierce-looking policemen asked those walking around to identify themselves.
The road leading to the hospital has been barricaded by the gun-wielding security operatives.