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DSS Deny Dasuki Access to Family and Friends, Ex-NSA Still On House Arrest

Yemi Adebowale

Armed operatives of Nigeria’s Department of State Security Services (DSS) on Thursday stormed the Abuja residence of former National Security Adviser (NSA) under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd).

A source familiar with the matter who did not want to be named disclosed to SIGNAL on Thursday that the DSS is holding Dasuki hostage in his residence.

“They went to his house to arrest him to prevent him from traveling abroad for his medical treatment. As I speak to you they are even preventing his close friends and family from gaining access to his residence,” the source said.

There is a court order permitting Dasuki to travel for medical reasons. But the DSS have disregarded the judiciary and by Thursday’s ‘house arrest’ effectively trampled on Dasuki’s right to freedom of movement.

As at the time of filing this report, operatives of the DSS are still at Dasuki’s residence preventing him from leaving his house.

 

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