Police Arrest, Detain Sacked DSS DG Lawal Daura

08 August, 2018, 03:45 | Author: Kim Reid
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Operatives of the DSS, wearing masks blocked the gates of the National Assembly this morning, preventing senators and workers from gaining entrance.

The Acting President condemned the takeover of the National Assembly complex, describing it as "a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order".

Images of the blockade were shared widely on social media.

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The most senior official in the Department of State Service (DSS), Matthew Seiyefa has been confirmed as the acting Director General of DSS following the exit of Lawal Musa Daura.

It is not immediately clear whether and where he is being held. He later left for the SSS headquarters after the meeting to take charge of the security agency.

Seiyefa who replaces th sacked DG, Lawal Musa Daura, was in the villa ostensibly to receive briefing from the Acting President.

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The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has asked politicians to operate within the guidelines of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The statement gave no reason for Daura's dismissal.

Lawmakers loyal to Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) are believed to be planning to oust the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. Parliament went on recess last week until September 25 but meetings were to be held on Tuesday.

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Meanwhile, 10th-seeded Greek teen Stefanos Tsitsipas took one of the biggest victories of his young career with his 6-3, 6-4 upset of Belgian third seed David Goffin .

He is also a member of the National Institute, having studied at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru. The DSS is a security arm that is directly under the presidency.

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