We Did Not Expel DSS Team From Villa – Presidency

The Presidency on Thursday denied expelling the team of Directorate of State Security, DSS, from security operations at the presidential villa.

The presidency was apparently reacting to reports in the media that DSS operatives had being chased out of the villa by the current administration.

A few weeks ago, it was reported by the media that there were moves to replace the operatives with men of the Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps.

This reportedly led to the rejection of about 253 new operatives of the DSS posted from various command across the nation to the Villa.

However, a statement issued by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said that President Buhari gave no such order.

He noted that these were simply rumours that should not be taken seriously.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has given no such order. While it is true that a reorganization of security at the Presidential Villa which involves the realignment of personnel from various services is underway, the exercise does not translate to the expulsion of DSS personnel from the premises in any way,” Adesina said.

He noted too that the changes being made were routine adjustments which were not unexpected in any dynamic environment from time to time.


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