BREAKING: DSS Boss Mathew Seiyeifa Sacked, and Replaced by a Northern Muslim, Bichi

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The government of Mohammadu Buhari has sacked the current DSS Boss Mr Mathew Seiyeifa and replaced him with a northern muslim- Mr Bichi. Analysts had predicted that Mr Seiyeifa would be replaced by a northerner, considering  the antecedants of BUHARI administration. All security chiefs with the exception of one, is from the north, and moslem.

Mr Seiyeifa replaced the disgraced former head of the secret service- Daura, who was recently sacked by the vice president, Mr Osinbajo for ordering and organising the invasion of the national assembly by agents of DSS.

The full press statement by Garba Shegu can be found below.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved with effect from the 14th of September, the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi (fwc), as new Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS).

The appointee is a core Secret Service operative.

He attended Danbatta Secondary School, the Kano State College of Advanced Studies and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated with a degree in Political Science.

The new Director-General began his career in the security division of the Cabinet Office in Kano, from where he joined the defunct Nigerian Security Organization (NSO), the precursor of the present DSS.

Mr. Bichi has undergone training in intelligence processing analysis, agent handling recruitment and intelligence processing in the UK, as well as strategic training at the National Defence College.

The new DSS boss comes to the job with skills in intelligence gathering, research analysis, conflict management, general investigation, risk and vulnerability operations, counter intelligence and protective operation and human resources management.

In the course of his career, Mr. Bichi has worked as the State Director of Security in Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto and Abia States.

He was at various times the Director, National Assembly Liaison, (National War College), Director at National Headquarters in the Directorate of Security Enforcement, Directorate of Operations, Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Inspection and Directorate of Administration and Finance.

He also served as Director at State Service Academy.

Mr Bichi is married and with children.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media and Publicity)
September 13, 2018

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