ASO ROCK: 253 DSS Operatives Redeployed To Their State Commands

The authorities of the Department of State Services, DSS, have sent back to state commands the 253 operatives that were deployed in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The authorities of the DSS directed the operatives to go back to their respective commands on Wednesday, pending when it would get further directives from the Presidency on their deployment.

It will be recalled that the 253 operatives were, a few days ago, rejected by authorities in the Presidential Villa allegedly on the order of the Aide-De-Camp to President Muhammadu Buhari.


Their redeployment signal issued by the service’s national headquarters said some of the operatives were to report to the Vice President’s office, some to the President’s wife while some others were attached to the Vice President’s wife among other beats in the villa.

However, when the operatives got to the Villa, they were not allowed in by the ADC who, according to reports, said they were not needed. Following their rejection by the villa authorities, the operatives were said to have been taken to the agency’s training school, Institute for Security Studies, Bwari, where they underwent an induction process for some days. After the induction, the DSS authorities directed the operatives to return to their former posting and await further instructions. “We have been asked to return to our respective state commands and to await further directives or orders from the national headquarters,” one of the operatives said.

Source: The Punch