Operatives of the State Security Service, also called DSS, have confirmed that the immediate past National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki, and all persons at his residence, are under house arrest.
Mr. Dasuki’s two houses, one in Abuja and another in Sokoto, have been under siege by SSS operatives since Thursday.
When PREMIUM TIMES contacted the Director General of the SSS, Lawal Daura, Friday, he denied knowledge of any siege on the former NSA’s house.
“I am not aware of any siege. What we are doing is celebrating Sallah and not carrying out any siege or house arrest,” he said on the phone before hanging up.
One of Mr. Fadile’s friends who visited his residence on Friday was informed that the retired colonel has been with the former NSA and he decided to visit the House at No. 13 John Kadiya street, Asokoro district of Abuja.
“When I got to the gate, two persons came out, dressed in a black T shirt with the inscription, DSS, after a while another one wearing a native flowing gown joined us.
“They asked me my mission there and I told them that I wanted to see Mr. Fadile whom I was told was in the House, but they told me that I cannot see him.
“When I insisted on knowing why I cannot see him, the one in DSS Shirt advised me to leave the place because the house is under security siege and that everyone inside is under arrest, he said I should leave immediately,” he said.
A source close to Mr. Sambo informed PREMIUM TIMES that there is presently no electricity in the building, and although he could not confirm if the security personnel cut the power, he said the SSS officials refused to let the occupants of the house to put on the generator.
Meanwhile, a family member of Mr. Fadile told us that he has been under medication and has not taken his drug since yesterday.
“He has not gone out with his drugs, all efforts to let him go and take it were rebuffed by the operatives,” he said.
We also gathered that the DSS agents who left earlier around 6am, reportedly to go and brief their Director General, Lawal Daura, were yet to return.
Also, all the DSS Hilux vehicles that were at the house, have been removed, while only a Silver coloured Toyota Highlander vehicle with Number plate EPE 819AL is parked in front of the House.
When PREMIUM TIMES contacted the Director General of the SSS, Lawal Daura, Friday, he denied knowledge of any siege on the house of the former NSA.
“I am not aware of any siege. What we are doing is celebrating Sallah and not carrying out any siege or house arrest,” he said before cutting the line.