Presidency denies expelling DSS officials from Aso Rock

By The Citizen
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The Presidency on Wednesday said there was no truth in the report that officials of the Department of State Security were expelled from the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

This was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina.

Adesina, however, admitted that a reorganisation of security which involves the realignment of personnel from various services is underway in the Presidential Villa.

The statement read, 'Rumours that personnel of the State Security Service have been expelled from the Presidential Villa are unfounded.

'President Muhammadu Buhari has given no such order.

'While it is true that a reorganization of security at the Presidential Villa, which involves the realignment of personnel from various services is underway, the exercise does not translate to the expulsion of DSS personnel from the premises in any way.

'The changes being made are routine adjustments which are not unexpected in any dynamic environment from time to time.'