A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity today Thursday September 13th, said the appointment took 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.
Mr Bichi is married and with children.
Crime: 18-Year Old Paraded For Raping 7 University Students
The police have paraded a suspected rapist, Chidi Okoye Christian, who allegedly raped female students of Ekiti State University (EKSU).
The 18-year-old Okoye has been on the wanted list of EKSU Security Unit for some time following attacks on students living off campus.
The suspect, who is not a student of the university, was arrested and paraded with his accomplice, Odunmbaku Kayode.
Items recovered from Okoye included smart phones, ATM cards, a Raleigh bicycle, a cutlass and a pistol.
Speaking at Iworoko Divisional Headquarters, Chief Security Officer at EKSU Captain Tunde Ajayi (rtd), said seven students had been raped by Okoye in the last three months.
Ajayi, who was with the Investigating officer, said most of the victims live in nearby Iworoko.
The EKSU guard noted that the suspect usually carries a pistol with which he threatens his victims.
Ajayi said: “With a good knowledge of the neighbourhood where Okoye himself resides, it was easy for him to unleash terror in the middle of the night and return to his room, which he shared with an accomplice, Kayode Odunmbaku.”
Okoye confessed, and he was identified by his father, who told the police that the suspect “has been a wayward boy who ran away from home.”
The duo will be charged to court as soon as police conclude investigation.
The reason why Buhari removed Matthew Seiyefa as DSS boss, PDP reveals
- Why Buhari removed Matthew Seiyefa as DSS boss, PDP reveals
The Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has given reasons President Muhammadu Buhari removed former Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Matthew Seiyefa.
Seiyefa was replaced with Yusuf Magaji Bichi, by President Buhari last Friday, after he acted for a brief period during which he tried to reposition the security agency.
Chairman of the state PDP, Cleopas Moses, in a statement in Yenagoa, yesterday, said Seiyefa’s sudden removal was borne out of fear by the ruling cabal.
He said that members of President Buhari’s kitchen cabinet were not comfortable with a non-Northerner as the DSS boss.
According to Moses, Seiyefa’s service to the nation was cut short because he is not from any of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria.
He said that this was a continuation of the current Federal Government’s unfair treatment to the Ijaw nation and the Niger Delta region.
He added, “The party believes if Seiyefa was from any of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria, he would not have been thrown out the way the Buhari administration did, not minding his acclaimed competence on the job.
“We have it on record that Mr. Seiyefa had nobody to run to as this ill-advised plot was hatched by the cabal in their government.”
The party chairman said the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government was being anti-Ijaw in its decisions and execution of policies and projects.
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