By Ben Agande
Abuja – The inter agency rivalry between the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Army came to end Wednesday as the Aide De Camp to the president, Lt. Col Abubakar Lawall ordered personnel of the DSS out of the Presidential Villa.
The incidence which happened at the residence of the Villa was extended to all other points that had been manned by the personnel of the DSS.
But the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina said what happened was a realignment of security around the president which entailed that members of the armed forces would man the inner perimeter of the President security while operatives of the DSS would man the outer perimeter.
It would be recalled that since assuming office as the President, there has been an intense rivalry between DSS personnel and the army On who is to provide close body security to the president.
Some members of the armed forces were drafted from the infantry corps to the villa after the inauguration of President Buhari to man all the strategic points at the villa , a move that was resisted by the DSS personnel who had constitutionally provided close body protection to the president.