Former DG Daura still calling the shots at DSS, But SSS Denies reports
SSS warns Nigerians against engaging Lawal Daura
The former Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Daura is still calling the shots at DSS, Elombah News has learnt.
A source at the DSS headquarters told Elombah News, “IN fact he still has an office at the DSS Hqtrs and goes to work every morning.”
But the State Security Service on Tuesday denied the report, warning the public to desist from engaging its disgraced former director-general, Lawal Daura, on its behalf.
In a statement by SSS spokesperson Peter Afunanya, the State Security said it has been inundated with insinuations that Mr Daura still wields influence in its internal affairs, months after he was fired from office.
“SSS said it was aware of the “false” speculation, and warned people to shun any involvement with Mr Daura on its behalf”.
Mr Daura, who was sacked after masked SSS operatives laid siege to the National Assembly complex preventing lawmakers and civil servants from gaining access into the building, has lately been seen regularly at the DSS offices, according to insiders.
Lamenting the development, sources close to the presidency say Daura’s overbearing attitude has caused a rift between him and the DG DSS and consequently this has affected the DSS operations, especially as regards the election operations.
“There is no DSS policy regarding the election, it’s everyone unto himself”.
The official called on President Mohammadu Buhari to call Daura to order and rescue the security agency from further damage.
But the SSS “debunks this false belief, it warns that any person or group that further engages him or his representatives/associates does so at their own peril,” SSS spokesperson Peter Afunanya said in a statement.
“The Service will not tolerate acts of impersonation designed to undermine it and will decisively deal with person(s), no matter how highly placed, that may engage in such behaviour.
“The public should, therefore, note this and avoid circumstances under which unsuspecting persons may be,” Afunanya said.