Pasts and Present Director-General of State Security Service

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The State Security Service (SSS) is also known as the Department of State Service (DSS) or the “Secret Police”. This security organization manages domestic intelligence.

 

The State Security Service (SSS) mission is to protect and defend Nigeria against any domestic threats. To uphold and enforce, criminal laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Department of State Service (DSS) is charged with the protection of the President, Vice President, Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, State Governors ( and their first class families), other government officials, past presidents and their spouses, visiting foreign Head of States and government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This organization adapts constantly to different roles brought about by elvolving security threats in Nigeria including counter-terrorism and counter insurgency. This organization is previously known as the National Security Organization (NSO). The State Security Service (SSS) or Department of State Service (DSS) is headed by a  Director-General(DG).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are The List of Pasts and Present Director-General of the State Security Service:

 

 

 

1.

Maj. Gen. Abdullahi Muhammed

DG. NSO, 1976-Oct.1979

 

 

 

2.

Umaru Shinkafi

DG. NSO,Oct. 1979-Nov. 1983

 

 

3.

Ambassador Muhammed L. Rafindadi

DG,NSO,Jan. 1984-Aug.1983

 

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4.

Ismaila Gwarzo

June 1986 – Sept. 1990

 

 

5.

 Albert K. Horsefall

Sept. 1990 – Oct. 1992

 

 

6.

Peter Nwaduah

1992 – 1998

 

 

7.

Col. Lateef K. Are – Retired

1999 – Aug. 2007

 

 

8.

Afakriya A. Gadzama

Aug. 2007 – Sept. 2010

 

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9.

Ita Esien Ekpeyong

Sept. 2010 – July 2015

 

 

10.

Lawal Musa Daura

Jul. 2015 – Aug. 2018

 

11.

Matthew Seiyefa

Acting Director General

Aug. 2018 – Sept. 2018

 

 

12.

  Yusuf M. Bichi

Sept. 2018 till date

 

 

 

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Author: Odang Emmanuel

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