The sacking of Lawan Daura, the director general of the Department of State Service (DSS), by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was reportedly done with the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Sahara Reporters, the decision to sack Daura was taken at about 4am on Tuesday, August 7, and Osinbajo secured Buhari’s approval before making the decision public.
The newspaper said anonymous sources confirmed that Daura ordered Tuesday’s DSS siege to the National Assembly in order to whip up public sentiments for Senate president Bukola Saraki.
It was alleged that Osinbajo who is currently the Acting President and Chief Security Officer of the country was not consulted before the deployment of DSS operatives to the National Assembly.
The police had also been reportedly told to deploy its men but the inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris, rejected the offer, saying there was no threat to security at the National Assembly.
Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports have emerged that Daura has been arrested and detained.
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A report by Sahara Reporters claimed 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.
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