President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday described as unfounded, rumours that State Security Service operatives have been expelled from the Presidential Villa.
The denial was contained in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.
According to the statement: “Rumours that personnel of the State Security Service have been expelled from the Presidential Villa are unfounded.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has given no such order.
“While it is true that a reorganization of security at the Presidential Villa which involves the realignment of personnel from various services is underway, the exercise does not translate to the expulsion of DSS personnel from the premises in any way.
“The changes being made are routine adjustments which are not unexpected in any dynamic environment from time to time”.
There had been claims that over 200 DSS operatives, who showed up at the presidential villa, Abuja, to resume duty, were turned back owing to what the reports said was the agency’s partisanship during the 2015 general elections.
The Presidency denied the reports.