The Presidency has on Wednesday denied any element of truth in a report making the rounds that the Department of State Security were expelled from the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
This was made known in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.
The statement read, “Rumours that personnel of the State Security Service have been expelled from the Presidential Villa are unfounded.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has given no such order.
“While it is true that a reorganization of security at the Presidential Villa, which involves the realignment of personnel from various services is underway, the exercise does not translate to the expulsion of DSS personnel from the premises in any way.
“The changes being made are routine adjustments which are not unexpected in any dynamic environment from time to time.”
It would be recalled that the management of Aso villa reportedly rejected 253 Department of State Services (DSS) security operatives transferred to protect the presidency.
Correspondingly, Rumour had it that President Buhari, turned down the transfer of 253 DSS operatives to the presidential villa because he hasn’t yet forgiven them for hate campaigning against him during the last general elections.
Furthermore, to that cause, a top Presidency official, disclosed that soldiers might take over the responsibility of guarding the Presidential villa very soon as a lieutenant who will be leading 21 other military personnel had already been transferred to the Strike Force with an instruction to take over from the DSS officials.