Unconfirmed reports have emerged that Lawal Daura, the sacked Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), has been arrested and detained.
According to the online medium, Sahara Reporters, Daura was arrested by a combined team of the police and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for “breaching national security”.
News of the arrest was said to have sparked wild jubilation at the DSS headquarters.
Daura is currently being allegedly detained at the SARS headquarters.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had had reported Department of State Services took over the National Assembly complex.
The lawmakers as well as staff of the National Assembly were initially prevented from entering the premises by operatives of the DSS.
In a related development, the acting President Yemi Osinbajo sacked Lawal Daura, the director-general of the Department of State Services.
A statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesperson, said: “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.
“Mr. Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.”
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Osinbajo also summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Director-General of the Department of State Security, Mallam Lawan Daura, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The two security chiefs, who arrived Aso Rock at different times, were to update the acting president on security developments including the blockade of the National Assembly by security officials.
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