Revelations emerged on Sunday to the effect that the number of security operatives from the Department of State Security (DSS) attached to the four presiding of the National Assembly has been reduced.
The withdrawal of some of the operatives as at the time of filing this report, has not been attributed to any official reason, Daily Independent can report.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that half of the DSS operatives attached to Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his House of Representatives counterpart, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, were all reduced by half.
Also affected by the same measure are those attached to Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President and Yussuff Lasun, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.
It was however not clear whether the security details deployed by Police were affected to guard the presiding officers were also trimmed down.
When contacted, Abdulrasak Namdas, Chairman, House Committee on Media and Publicity promised to confirm the development.
Recall that Idris Ahmed, Inspector General of Police had penultimate month rolled out plans to reduced its personnel attached to unnamed VIPs but rescinded his directive.
The motive behind the action of the DSS is however, yet to be ascertained as at press time.