Why Buhari Rejected 253 DSS Operatives Transferred to Presidential Villa

Nigeria – According to PUNCH newspaper, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the transfer of 253 DSS operatives to the presidential villa because he is unhappy with the agency.

This according to reports is due to the “various negative security reports it wrote against him during his struggle to become the President, including the report on the recent certificate saga.”

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Security sources said the rejection of 253 DSS operatives by Villa authorities last week was informed by the President’s directive that he did not want the agency’s personnel around him.

“The President has yet to forgive the DSS for what he sees as its antagonism against him before the last general elections. So, the President has decided to keep the agency at arm’s length and for his security, he will be using policemen and soldiers.”

The source added that though a DSS operative would still occupy the post of the Chief Security Officer of the villa, “the CSO will be a mere figure-head because he would have no control over the security at the villa.”

Further findings showed that since Buhari was sworn in, information about his itinerary and schedules were no longer passed to the DSS as is the tradition under the former President.

Source: Nigerian Bulletin