SaharaReporters confirmed that President Buhari forced the Director General of State Security Services, Ita Ekpeyong, to resign effective immediately.
A source at Aso Rock told our SaharaReporters correspondent that the order came directly from President Buhari and that it would take immediate effect.
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.
Lawal Musa Daura 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.