The management of Aso villa have rejected 253 Department of State Services (DSS) security operatives transferred to protect the presidency.
According to PUNCH report, the security operatives, who were deployed from different regions of the federation to work with the presidency, were rejected on getting to Aso rock.
It was learnt that their redeployment signals emanated from the service’s National Headquarters, as the officers were directed to report at the Presidential Villa last week Monday.
The men, armed with signals showing specifically where they would operate from in the Presidential Villa, were however urged to return to their respective former duty posts across the country.
One of the affected officials lamented that they were all left to their fate without any transfer allowance.
He said, “The about 253 of us were redeployed from commands from across the country to the State House, Abuja. Our signals, which were sent from the headquarters, showed specifically where we are expected to work in the Presidential Villa.
“Some of us were asked to report to the Vice President’s office, some were attached to the President’s wife while some others were attached to the Vice President’s wife among other beats in the Villa.
“We were however turned back and were asked to resume back at our former duty posts the following day or risk sanction.”
He said among the 253 of them, only one official was asked by the headquarters to return to the Villa.