Breaking : Buhari sacks DSS boss Seyifer, replaces
By Steve Oko
The Bayelsa State -born Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Seyifer recently appointment by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as Acting President, was this afternoon relieved of his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari .
Seyifer was appointed in acting capacity following the sack of ex-DSS boss, Lawan Daura following his role in the invasion of National Assembly by DSS operatives.
But not satisfied with Seyifer’s elevation President Buhari has directed his removal and immediate replacement with a Northern, Mr. Yusuf Magaji Bichi from Kano State.
The new DG will assume office on 14th of September.
This was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu.
The statement said that the Bichi is a core Secret Service operative.
According to the statement he attended Danbatta Secondary School, the Kano State College of Advanced Studies and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated with a degree in Political Science.
“The new Director-General began his career in the security division of the Cabinet Office in Kano, from where he joined the defunct Nigerian Security Organization (NSO), the precursor of the present DSS.
“Mr. Bichi has undergone training in intelligence processing analysis, agent handling recruitment and intelligence processing in the UK, as well as strategic training at the National Defence College.
“The new DSS boss comes to the job with skills in intelligence gathering, research analysis, conflict management, general investigation, risk and vulnerability operations, counter intelligence and protective operation and human resources management.
“In the course of his career, Mr. Bichi has worked as the State Director of Security in Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto and Abia States.
“He was at various times the Director, National Assembly Liaison, (National War College), Director at National Headquarters in the Directorate of Security Enforcement, Directorate of Operations, Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Inspection and Directorate of Administration and Finance.”
“The new appointee also served as Director at State Service Academy.
“Mr Bichi is married and with children.” the statement said.
Recall that Southern leaders had last week warned against removing Seyifer when it was alleged that a certain aide of the President ordered him to reverse the recent postings he had made in the agency.
The leaders are however yet to officially react to the new development.
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