By Kayode Sesan
National Security Adviser under immediate past President Jonathan, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has been placed under house arrest by personnel of the State Security Service, SSS, after the security operatives invaded his private residence in Asokoro district of Abuja on Thursday according to media reports.
Sources say operatives, led by one Mohammed, arrived Mr. Dasuki’s residence at about 6:40 pm in four Hilux vans and asked all the soldiers on guard to stay away.
They said they were at the property to see the former NSA for official reasons.
Dasuki who was in the company of Col. Bello Fadile (rtd) was then subsequently placed under house arrest, a source told BREAKING TIMES on Friday on condition of anonymity.
It is not immediately clear why President Buhari ordered the invasion of Dasuki’s residence. No official statement has been issued by the Nigerian government.
President Buhari sacked Dasuki on Monday in a security shake up that saw the emergence of new service chiefs and a new National Security Adviser.
Some sources disclosed to BREAKING TIMES that the travails of the former NSA under President Jonathan may not be unrelated to his perceived loyalty to the Jonathan regime and the roles he played to ensure the re-election of President Jonathan. Dasuki, it was who presented an incriminating tape of former INEC Chairman Jega’s meetings with APC chieftains in the run up to the March 28, 2015 presidential elections and then demanded Jega’s resignation which President Jonathan refused, a top source in the Jonathan administration told BREAKING TIMES on Friday.
Dasuki may have also found himself in the bad books of Nigeria’s new Commander-in-Chief who was sacked in 1985 as military Head of State after a military coup that saw Ibrahim Babangida coming into power as military president. Dasuki, then a major in the Nigerian army, led a team of 4 military officers who arrested Buhari after the coup that removed him from office.
Dasuki whose vehicles have been reportedly impounded by the SSS and his freedom of movement restricted, is yet to be charged with any offence.