JUST IN: President Buhari Fires All His Close Body Guards In Aso Rock Presidential Villa

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Soldiers who have been providing close body protection for President Muhammadu Buhari have been withdrawn from the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

They have been replaced by personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) just as it was in previous dispensations.

It was learnt that the president authorized the redeployment before he left for his medical vacation in the United Kingdom.

The deployment of the soldiers to protect the president at the inception of his administration in 2015 generated heated controversy as both his then Chief Security Officer (CSO) and DSS personnel, Abdulraman Mani, and the Aide de Camp (ADC) to the President, Colonel Lawal Abubakar, were involved in a public spat.

While Mani argued that it was the responsibility of the DSS to provide close body protection to the president while members of other services could man the outer protection ring, Abubakar insisted on having military personnel as close bodyguards.

At the heat of the disagreement between the two top security aides to the president, Mani wrote a well publicized memo dated Friday, June 26, 2015, arguing against the position of the ADC’s directive to have soldiers close to the president.

He backed up his claim with relevant portions of the constitution and copied National Security Adviser (NSA), the Chief of Defense Staff and the Director-General of the DSS.

Aspects of the memo read: “In fact, the issues raised in the aforementioned (ADC’s) circular tend to suggest that the author may have ventured into a not-too-familiar terrain.

“The extant practice, the world over, is that VIP protection, which is a specialized field, is usually handled by the Secret Service, under whatever nomenclature.

“They usually constitute the inner core security ring around every principal. The Police and the military by training and mandate are often required to provide secondary and tertiary security cordons around venues and routes.

“However, all other security agencies, including the army, the police and others, also have their roles to play. It is on this note that heads of all security agencies currently in the Presidential Villa and their subordinates are enjoined to key into the existing command and control structure. They are to work in harmony with each other in full and strict compliance with the demands of their statutorily prescribed responsibilities.

“Meanwhile, joint training programs and other incentives will be worked out in the days ahead to ensure that all security personnel at the Presidential Villa are properly educated to understand their statutory roles and responsibilities.

“This is with a view to avoiding obvious grandstanding, over zealousness, limited knowledge or outright display of ignorance in future.”

Buhari, who sided with the ADC, retained the soldiers and relived Mani of his appointment as Chief Security Officer.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the President has apparently made a u-turn having been inundated with reports of lapses on the part of the military bodyguards.

The present CSO, Bashir Abubakar, was also said to have expressed reservations about the handling of the president’s protection by the soldiers.

With the redeployment of the soldiers, DSS personnel now man all the security points that were previously the responsibility of the soldiers in the Presidential Villa.





-- tommy70 (m) at 9-02-2017 09:54PM
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-- Mykie010 (m) at 9-02-2017 09:56PM
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Na una self una dey deceive, buhari do this e do that,I wish u well though.
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-- andyjames (m) at 9-02-2017 10:26PM
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The stupid brain dead animals are fighting for their pockets
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-- Dramaking (m) at 9-02-2017 10:36PM
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Smh... Security matters interest me alot coz i got ma peeps in it bt idgaf whts goin on in Aso Rock tho..
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-- beneno (m) at 9-02-2017 11:16PM
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-- akinmanchy (m) at 9-02-2017 11:57PM
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Alright na

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-- gogoman (m) at 10-02-2017 12:20AM
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GOOD!!
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-- james987 (m) at 10-02-2017 09:09AM
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Ok na.. Abi na the assumed news say them use ambulance fly buhari go london make una dey relieve them of their duties? No be una remove DSS before? Running from post to pillar.. Make una no do wetin make people vote una,everything go go wrong till 2019 when them go vote una comot.
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-- AmazingMarie (f) at 10-02-2017 10:00AM
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ok noted
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-- LegendaryU (m) at 10-02-2017 10:43AM
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-- BournIdentity (m) at 10-02-2017 11:31AM
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-- diezo (m) at 10-02-2017 02:54PM
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"It was learnt that the president authorized the redeployment before he left for his medical vacation in the United Kingdom". YEYE DEY SMELL IF HIM DON AUTHORIZE AM BEFORE HIM TRAVEL WHY E BE SAY NA NOW WHEN DEM SAY E GO SOON ENTER D COUNTRY NA DEM COME START TO EFFECT D REDEPLOYMENT? ANYWAYS I JUST DEY THINK O! BUT WEY DEM DEY DO MAKE DEM NO FORGET SAY PERSON NO WELL ANOTHER PERSON WEY WELL COME DEY TAKE TABLET FOR PERSON WEY NO WELL NA WHO NO COME WELL?
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