DSS operatives invade Ex-NSAâ€™s residences
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
â€œfore-taste of what would likely happen to senior officials in
the past administration who were suspected to have
embezzled or mismanaged public funds.â€
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, â€œThe invasion of Dasukiâ€™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.â€
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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