Ag. President Osinbajo Meets Seiyefa, DSS Most Senior Director, Magu

Larry Hoffman
August 8, 2018

Nigeria's head of the intelligence service has been fired after security services staged a brief "takeover" of parliament in the capital Abuja, at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari is out of the country.

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris escaped the wrath of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo because of his reported refusal to contribute additional men and officers of the police force to Tuesday's invasion of the National Assembly.

Sequel to the sack of the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, an acting Director-General has been inaugurated for the service.

"We call on the Military, the Nigerian Police, Department of State Security and all other security agencies not to engage in any unconstitutional operations or allow themselves to be dragged into partisan political activities directly or indirectly".

Mr. Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.

Operatives of the DSS had for over 10 hours blocked access to the National Assembly, turning back lawmakers and staff. The DSS is a security arm that is directly under the presidency.

According to him, the unlawful act which was done without the knowledge of the presidency is completely unacceptable.

Senate President Bukola Saraki is set to hold a world press conference Wednesday (today) afternoon at 12 noon.

Seiyefa was shortly after Daura's sack, spotted in the Presidential Villa, where he had a meeting with Osinbajo.

Another prominent member of the Pro-Saraki group, Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West, accused the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC, of collecting signatures of lawmakers with the aim of effecting a leadership change in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

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