Later on the same day, after more than 24 hours of siege, the Federal Government ordered the withdrawal of operatives of the Department of State Services from the Abuja home of Colonel Dasuki.
It is not certain what the tperatives were searching for, or if they found it during the search.
“The former NSA did not allowed them entry into his compound and has not come out to meet them, but they are threatening to force their way into the house,”.
It was also disclosed that he may not be able to attend the Ramadan Sallah prayers as his vehicle was impounded by the SSS.
He pointed out that the invasion of the residence of the former NSA was unacceptable in a democratic setting.
LEADERSHIP Friday gathered that the invasion of the erstwhile NSA’s home may not be unconnected with media reports of a planned probe of the defence budget and other alleged abuses of office by the immediate-past service chiefs who were relieved of their duties this week. They were said to have locked in all occupants of the house and would not allow anyone in or out of the building. And they said they are not in a position to say. “What is happening here now is totally against the tenets of democracy”, Metuh said. The fact is that we deserve basic freedom, liberty and movements associated with democracy. And now he’s the father of the nation, he’s the father of everyone.
“President Buhari as a good democrat that he told us he has become must come to terms with global best democratic practices and let the law take its normal course without resorting to self help or gestapo type military arrests of political opponents”. “The last time this happened was under the military”. And we should be careful here because this was how it started in Zimbabwe and other countries. We lost an election, not a war. We lost an election, not a war, we are not prisoners of war and we should not be treated like prisoners of war.