DSS operatives invade Ex-NSA’s residences

By 08:55 Fri, 17 Jul 2015 Comments

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki

Operatives of the Department of State Services on Thursday

invaded the Asokoro, Abuja residence of the former

National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

It was learnt that the operation which was said to have been

authorized by the top hierarchy of the DSS, was in

connection with the secret probe into how billions of naira

allocated for the war against terrorism was allegedly looted.

The personnel were said to have searched the house and

left after some time.

Our correspondent could not immediately ascertain whether

Dasuki was arrested or detained overnight by his

unexpected gun-wielding visitors, but security sources said

it is highly likely that the ex-NSA may be whisked away or

invited subsequently for interrogation on how he

administered the billions that was released for prosecution

of the terrorism war in the North-East.

Sources described the onslaught against Dasuki as the

“fore-taste of what would likely happen to senior officials in

the past administration who were suspected to have

embezzled or mismanaged public funds.”

The former NSA coordinated the war against terrorism and

his office received billions naira to prosecute the counter-

insurgency operations against the violent Boko Haram sect.

Dasuki who was appointed as NSA by former President

Goodluck Jonathan in 2012, was relieved of his

appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari a few days


It was gathered that the operation against was Dasuki was

two-pronged as a team of DSS operatives was also

deployed to his family house in Sokoto.

The source said, “The invasion of Dasuki’s residence is not

unconnected with the determination of the current

administration to recover all looted funds by senior officials

of the past government, so no one should read any political

motives to it.”

The DSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar could not be reached

for comment as she did not respond to calls to her phone.

A text message sent to her failed to deliver.



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