After more than 24 hours of siege, operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) yesterday finally withdrew from the Abuja private home of the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).
But they withdrew only after seizing his international passports and other vital documents. Col. Dasuki was billed to travel to the United States of America next Friday.
Sources said that although there is no more restriction on his movement, Dasuki is pained that he was deprived of performing his religious obligation of attending the Eid-el-Fitri Prayers which marked the end of Ramadan fasting.
He is therefore likely to challenge the action by seeking legal redress in order to enforce his fundamental human rights.
A source also said that throughout the siege on the residence of Dasuki, only Col Bello Fadille, who is a director in the NSA’s office, was allowed entry and stayed with him throughout the siege.
Source: The Guardian