BREAKING: Acting President Osinbajo Sacks DSS Boss, Lawal Daura

BREAKING: Acting President Osinbajo Sacks DSS Boss, Lawal Daura

By Ima Matthew | Sub Editor on August 7, 2018
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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has terminated the appointed of the director general of the State Security Services, the SSS, also known as DSS, Lawal Musa Daura.

This information was disclosed in an emailed statement to The Trent on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 signed by Laolu Akande, the spokesperson of Professor Osinbajo.

“The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has directed the termination of the appointment of the Director General, State Security Service, Lawal Musa Daura with immediate effect,” the brief statement said.

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

President Buhari appointed Lawal Daura, his kinsman from his hometown in Katsina on July 2, as head of the DSS, which serves as Nigeria’s secret police after firing Ita Ekpeyong.

Daura was recalled from retirement as he had retired from the service of the DSS when he reached the mandatory age of 60 according to the Civil Service rules of Nigeria.

He is also a member of Buhari’s political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and served on the security committee for Buhari’s 2015 presidential campaign.

DG of the DSS, Lawal Musa Daura, native of Daura in Katsina pictured in a handshake with his kinsman, General Muhammadu Buhari | APC Photo

Mr. Daura’s tenure as director of the DSS has been marked by abuse of state powers as the agency was used as tool in the hands of the APC to intimidate political opponents and opposition figures in Nigeria.



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