DSS Finally Redeploys Marilyn Oga To Borno Command And Control Center, Demote 100 Operatives
Even after the initial suspension of the redeployment of Marilyn Ogar, the erstwhile spokesperson of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), the Nigerian secret police has finally redeployed her to serve in the DSS component of the command and Control Centre in Borno.
Abusidiqu had reported last week that the DSS had transferred Ogar to Maiduguri, but suspended the decision following insinuations that the transfer was “punitive.”
But sources in the know said in another move, the agency redeployed Ogar to serve in the command oand control centre of the security forces assembled to battle the Boko Haram group in the north east.
Recall that President Buhari had during his Inaugural speech on May 29, ordered the relocation of the command and control centre of the forces fighting Boko Haram to Maiduguri for effective coordination.
In a similar exercise, the agency ordered the reverse of the promotion of about 100 officers carried out by his predecessor, Ekpeyong Ita, and approved by the Jonathan administration.
It was gathered that the officers, who had suffered stagnation for years and promoted by Ita are mostly those who put their lives on the line for the nation and were engaged in deadly operations.
“Among them were those that took part in joint operations with the military and police personnel in Operation Zaman Lafiya (war against Boko Haram), those who were engaged in special security operations in the Presidential Villa and other special duties in several trouble spots in the country”, a source said.
A source said the new DG has directed that, henceforth, only officers who attended promotion examinations would be elevated.
The source added: “But we were on joint operations duty and, at a point, they banned officers from moving out of operational areas to read and carry out promotion examinations. So who is to blame? We can still go for post promotion training if the DG insists and that would be a better option than this demotion.”