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President Buhari removes acting DSS director general, appoints Yusuf Bichi as new DG


President Buhari removed the acting Director General (DG) of the Department of State Services, DSS, Mathew Seiyefa from Bayelsa state and approved the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi, as the new DG of DSS.

A statement issued by Garba Shehu, SSA to the President on Media and Publicity today Thursday September 13th, said the appointment is with immediate effect.

The new DG 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. He 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 statement said 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 also served as Director at State Service Academy.


  1. I had know senator Ben Bruce to be a man that speaks the truth and for this comments of his i am also in support cos i also discovered now that all our intelligent agencies are headed by northerners.I dont think thats right and that no longer democracy but the nepotism which only favor but a few.


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