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War in Aso Rock: DSS Lays Siege at Premium Times Office, Moves To Arrest Editor-in-Chief

The Department of State Services, DSS, is reportedly laying siege to the office of Premium Times, an online newspaper, in Abuja.

Recall that, Premium Times had reported that the Nigeria’s national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, accused President Mohammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, of undue and dangerous interference on matters bordering on national security.

According to Premium Times who reported that Monguno has fired a warning memo to all service chiefs to desist from taking further directives from Mr Kyari.

Monguno said Mr Kyari’s directives to service chiefs were sometimes issued without the knowledge much less approval of the president, a practice he said has added to government’s failure to contain insecurity, Premium Times reports.

Meanwhile, the Officials of the DSS have took strategic positions around the home of the newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief, Mr Muskilu Mojeed, on Sunday morning in an attempt to arrest him, Sahara Reporters reports.

Two men wearing mufti in fact went to Mojeed’s house on Sunday morning and told Haulat, his wife, that they had a message for her husband.

They tried to pressure her to open the gate to the house to receive their message for her husband but the woman insisted on having the ‘message’ passed through the small opening on the gate, according to ICIR.

After trying effortlessly to have the woman open the gate, the men turned and left, driving off in a tinted black vehicle.

Recall that, the DSS had earlier launched a manhunt for Samuel Ogundipe, an investigative reporter with Premium Times, over a report on the rift between Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, and National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno.

Newsflash247 gathered that the service was angry at the report, which exposed a memo written by Monguno accusing Kyari of undue interference on matters bordering on national security.

The journalist has since gone into hiding following threats from operatives of the agency, who already laid siege to his house.

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Ilesanmi Adekanbi

Ilesanmi Adekanbi is a Journalist by profession. He has been working in the Nigeria media industry for the past 6 years. He holds several professional certificates. contact me on email: [email protected]

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