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Dasuki Jokes Over Death Rumour

First Picture Of Erstwhile NSA In Months Appears



Erstwhile National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) has joked over rumours of his death during an encounter with close confidante Yushau Shuaib. The encounter at the office of the Department of State Services, DSS was also witnessed by NTA broadcast journalist, Talatu Ezeruike who had apparently been summoned for a television interview with the erstwhile NSA to help quash the rumours of the death.

Dasuki, however, refused for a television interview but agreed for his picture to be taken.

Shuaib giving his narration of the encounter said:

“Alarmed by some audios being spread on the social media on the rumoured death of the spymaster on the election day, I quickly called his family members including his wife and sibling for enquiry.

“They expressed similar shock and that they had even received condolence messages from people on the same speculation. One of the family members also told me of their visit to Sambo Dasuki the previous night at the Department of Security Services (DSS) where he is being detained.

“I put a call to the spokesperson of DSS, Mr. Peter Afunanya who told me that the ex-NSA is alive.

“I was later granted approval to visit the ex-NSA that morning for confirmation.

“On arrival at the DSS reception, I was a bit worried seeing a media crew from the government-owned Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), led by Talatu Ezurike at the premises of the secret service.

“We were later ushered into the office of DSS spokesperson who described the news of Dasuki’s demise as fake, callous and inciting, saying: “There is no iota of truth or credibility about the rumoured death of Col. Sambo Dasuki. We make bold to state that the former NSA is very much in good health and not dead. Therefore, it behooves the general public to disbelief and condemns the atrocious online story that Dasuki has died in DSS’ custody.”

“He later led us (this writer and NTA Crew) to meet the former National Security Adviser in a modest room, that looks like an office.

“With a cup of tea before him, Dasuki looked relaxed and unperturbed as he welcomed us. He cracked jokes on his rumoured death.

“When he noticed a Camera from NTA crew, he quickly warned against video recording of the encounter. He also said he would not grant an interview to the Television station, even though he cheerfully exchanged pleasantries and threw banters.

“We chatted for a while as he expressed himself freely and courageously on how he felt about being unjustly detained after sacrifices to his fatherland.

Before we left, I suggested he should allow his photograph to be taken while he was sitting. He reluctantly agreed.

“I pray that sooner than later he would be vindicated and freed from the baseless and malicious allegations against him.

 “We left afterward.”

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