On Thursday, operatives of the Department of State Services invaded the Asokoro, Abuja residence of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
It was learnt that the operation which was said to have been authorized by the top shot of DSS, was in connection with the secret probe into how billions of naira allocated for the war against terrorism was allegedly looted.
It is not certain if Dasuki was arrested or detained overnight by his unexpected gun-wielding visitors who searched the house and left after some time. However, security sources said that he may have been whisked away or invited subsequently for interrogation on how he administered the billions that was released for prosecution of the terrorism war in the North-East.
Sources say this is the “fore-taste of what would likely happen to senior officials in the past administration who were suspected to have embezzled or mismanaged public funds.”
The former NSA coordinated the war against terrorism and his office received billions of naira to prosecute the counter-insurgency operations against the violent Boko Haram sect.
Dasuki who was appointed as NSA by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2012, was relieved of his duties by President Muhammadu Buhari a few days ago.
It was gathered that the operation against Dasuki was two-pronged as a team of DSS operatives was also deployed to his family house in Sokoto.
The source said,
“The invasion of Dasuki’s residence is not unconnected with the determination of the current administration to recover all looted funds by senior officials of the past government, so no one should read any political motives to it."