Reports indicate that after executing a search warrant on the Abuja and Sokoto residence of the retired Colonel, DSS operatives then sought to arrest Dasuki who is currently resisting arrest on the grounds that the operatives did not present an arrest warrant.
While the standoff continues, the security operatives have taken over all strategic positions within and outside the Asokoro, Abuja house of the former NSA, with two operational vans of the DSS inside his residence and a few armed operatives.
While the DSS personnel were still conducting searches inside the premises, they have also reportedly taken away all the vehicles in the former NSA’s residence as at Friday afternoon.
It was gathered that a team of DSS operatives was also deployed to Dasuki’s family house in Sokoto while the ones at his Abuja residence prevented him from attending the Eid Fitr prayers on Friday.
The operation, which was said to be authorised by the top hierarchy of the DSS, began on Thursday.
TELL learnt that moves to arrest Dasuki are connected to a probe into how the former NSA administered the billions of Naira that was spent by the immediate past administration of President Goodluck Jonathan for the prosecution of the war against Boko Haram terror group in the North-Eastern region of Nigeria.
Dasuki, who was appointed as NSA by former President Jonathan in 2012, coordinated the war against terrorism and his office received billions Naira to prosecute the counter-insurgency operations against the deadly Boko Haram sect.
President Muhammadu Buhari relieved him of his appointment on Monday, July 13.Follow Us on Social Media