SaharaReporters confirmed that President Buhari forced the Director
General of State Security Services, Ita Ekpeyong, to resign effective
A source at Aso Rock told our SaharaReporters correspondent that the
order came directly from President Buhari and that it would take
Mr. Ekpeyong’s termination comes at a time when power struggles
within the Department of State Security Service has been public
knowledge, with authorities in the Presidential Villa removing DSS
officials from Presidential protection.
It has also been learned that Lawal Musa Daura has been appointed as the
Director General of the DSS, which was stated in a letter by the Head of
Civil Service of the Federation, Barr. Danladi Kifasi.
Barr. Kifasi was once the Deputy Director Presidential Communication,
Command and Control Centre at the Presidential Villa Abuja between
2003 and 2007.
He also served as the State Director of Security Service at various times
in Kano, Sokoto, Edo, Lagos, Osun and Imo States.