SSS operatives storm ex-NSA Dasuki’s home

Dasuki-Sambo• PDP asks U.S. Democrats, Republicans to check abuse of democracy

Personnel of the Department of State Security (DSS) last night laid siege to the private residence of the immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, in the Asokoro district of Abuja and his family home in Sokoto. .

Sources told The Guardian that the DSS personnel arrived at the Abuja residence of Dasuki in four Hilux vans, telling the soldiers on guard that they came to see the former NSA for undisclosed official reasons.

The source confirmed that the operatives had successfully carried out a cordon-and-search operation in his father’s compound in Sokoto, adding that the former NSA “refused to let them even as they were threatening to force themselves in.”

Some other reports last night claimed that Dasuki had been arrested and whisked away. There was no independent confirmation at press time.
DSS, NSA and government officials were not willing to comment on the matter at press time. 

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday asked the Republican and the Democratic parties in the United States to closely monitor President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration with a view to checking what it called “sharp violation of democratic principles in Nigeria.”

The opposition party, which met separately with the U.S. National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI) in Abuja, also threatened to reject the outcome of any election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under the leadership of Aminu Zakari.

During the visit of the PDP to the two institutes, which was led by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, it was alleged that Nigeria’s democracy was being endangered by desperate political moves to use the country’s electoral commission to score political gains. Metuh claimed that the political scheming by government had put too much pressure on Nigeria’s democracy.

Also, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), a pro-democracy non-governmental organization, in a statement last night, condemned the reported invasion and “gestapo operations at the homes of Dasuki on the alleged directives from the Presidency.”

National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, who co-signed the statement, called on Buhari to respect the democratic and civilised tenets of the rule of law and follow constitutional format in redressing alleged abuse of authority by any top government official in the immediate past administration.

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4 Comments
  • Blonde Johnny Bass

    Buhari is showing is true colour, very soon he will start jailing his enemies and body who oppose him, once and dog is always a dog.

  • joke eze

    I HOPE NIGERIA IS NOT FALLING INTO LAWLESSNESS & CHAOS.BUHARI SHOULD CALL THESE OVER-ZEALOUS OFFICIALS TO ORDER LEST THEY TARNISH HIS GOOD NAME

  • Sunny0099

    Welcome to New Nigeria. No sinners and enemies of Nigeria will go unpunished. The State Security personnel are alive to their responsibilities unlike under Jonathan when they were PDP errand boys. Its time to Fix Nigeria. Sai Buhari…

  • Evans

    History has it that on the eve of Sallah in 1985 Major Sambo Dasuki and 3 other Majors arrested General Buhari and he was overthrown same day. Now, this is 30 years after and another eve of Sallah in 2015. DSS in Buhari-led government storms Col Sambo Dasuki’s residence and arrest him. Is this vengeance or fighting corruption? Na wao…

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