Ahead of the relocation of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Presidential Villa, arrangements have been concluded for the Nigerian military to take over the ACTIVITIES of the Strike Force, PUNCH reports.
The Strike Force, which is a special security outfit saddled with the responsibility of PROTECTING the President and the seat of power, is currently comprising only officials of the Department of State Services. ATOP Presidency official, who pleaded anonymity, told our correspondent on Tuesday that soldiers might take over their responsibility very soon.
The source said a Lieutenant who will be leading 21 other military personnel had already been transferred to the Strike Force with an INSTRUCTION to take over from the DSS officials. He said, “DSS officials are the ones that have been serving in the Strike Force. “With this development military personnel will take over from them henceforth. “We are aware that the situation is causing a palpable tension as there is a possibility of a showdown. But we are working hard to ensure that the situation did not degenerate.” Operatives attached to the Strike Force are always trained abroad on counter-assault and other techniques aimed at making their jobs easier. Read Full Article Here