Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss, Lawal Daura

Osinbajo sacks DSS Boss, Lawal Daura

Nigeria's head of the intelligence service has been fired after security services staged a brief "takeover" of parliament in the capital Abuja, at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari is out of the country.

Daura has since been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further notice.

Images of the incident were shared widely on social media.

Recall that President Buhari is now on vacation in London.

Matthew Seiyefa as the Acting Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS), following the sack of the former Director-General Lawal Daura on Tuesday.

The statement gave no reason for Daura's dismissal. They prevented lawmakers and journalists from gaining access into the premises in what many believe to be a plot to implement the impeachment of Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

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Saraki, the country's third-highest ranking politician, last week left the APC for the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Saraki's supporters said the blockade was part of a plan to impeach and replace him.

It is not clear if the meeting scheduled for Tuesday afternoon will still hold after today's turn of events.

He said the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria assures the independence of the legislature.

"The Presidency's sack of Daura was a damage-control stunt and a knee-jerk gimmick which came as a response to the national and global outcry against the armed invasion of our legislature by security agents as directed by the Buhari Presidency".

Prince Secondus said in a statement from his media office, signed by Ike Abonyi that the President left the country to United Kingdom for 10 days medical leave to enable the nefarious activities they lined out against democracy be executed in his absence.

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