By Yemi Adebowale
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday fired his Chief Security Officer, Abdulrahman Mani, and requested the State Security Service to redeploy him out of the presidential villa, sources in the presidential villa and the State Security Service have confirmed.
The presidency has yet to officially announce the development but Mr. Mani has since been replaced by Bashir Abubakar, who, until his appointment was an assistant director in the Bayelsa state command of the SSS according to a report by PREMIUM TIMES.
Mr. Mani has reportedly been redeployed to the Ebonyi state command of the SSS.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, directed all enquiries on the matter to the State Security Service.
“I don’t speak on security matters, so you may have to ask the SSS,” Mr. Adesina said on Saturday.
The spokesperson for the SSS could however not be reached for comments.