Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Director-General of the Department of State Security, Malam Lawan Daura at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that 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. The Inspector-General of Police was the first to arrive at about 12.35 p.m. before the arrival of the DSS Director General at about 1.15 p.m.
Professor Yemi Osinbajo fired the Director General of the Department of State Service DSS Mallam Lawal Musa Daura.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity on Tuesday and is with immediate effect.
Daura is expected to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.
The police and operatives of the DSS early on Tuesday, blocked the main gate of the National Assembly, preventing lawmakers and staff from gaining access into the complex. The security operatives, however, later allowed the lawmakers access into the complex while journalists and other staff were barred. (NAN)