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Governor Ortom Welcomes Sack Of DSS Boss, Calls For Review Of Other Security Agencies

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Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State, has reacted to the sack of the director-general of the State Security Services, SSS, also known as DSS, Lawal Daura.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo fired Lawal Daura and ordered his arrest in Aso Rock on Tuesday, following the blockade of the National Assembly Complex by masked operatives of the SSS.

Lawal Daura was invited to Aso Rock by Professor Osinbajo alongside the inspector general of the Nigeria Police Force, Ibrahim Idris.

The two security chiefs, who arrived Aso Rock at different times, were to update the acting president on security developments, including the invasion of the National Assembly by security officials.

Reacting to Daura’s dismissal, Ortom praised Osinbajo for taking such step.

In a statement by his chief press secretary, Terver Akase, Ortom called on the presidency to look into other security agencies the way it sacked Daura.

“The sack of the DSS Director General was long expected, following the manner he ran the Service,” the statement read.

“It was necessary to also look into operations of other security agencies to save the country from the current wave of impunity.”

Governor Ortom had earlier today, condemned the invasion of the National Assembly by men of the Nigerian Police Force and the DSS.

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