Lawal Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), was sacked by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday.
This happened after armed operatives of the DSS blocked lawmakers from entering the National Assembly Complex.
While some praised the federal government for this, others believed Daura was “tactically sacked” to seek sympathy from the public.
Below are reactions from social media:
Bold move by the FGN to sack Lawal Daura. Even IF they're playing a "Frank Underwood" it's well played. 👏👏
— Sadiq Ya'u Kaita (@SKaita) August 7, 2018
Leadership is everything! Lawal Daura given the sack latter and suddenly everybody body don cool down.
When leaders do nothing and say nothing, they create a vacuum which nature forbids. And you know what follows.
— George (@GeorgiaRaz) August 7, 2018
I commend acting President @ProfOsinbajo for sacking the Director General of the Daura Secret Service, Lawal Daura. By this action, Professor Osinbajo has separated himself from the anti democratic tendencies of President @MBuhari #FrustrateBuhariDictatorship
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) August 7, 2018
This man staged a coup against Nigeria.
— Henry Shield (@henryshield) August 7, 2018
Watch this tweet.
Lawal Daura was APC'S FALL GUY!
— Chyke🇳🇬 (@therealchyke) August 7, 2018
The whole Osinbanjo Lawal Daura thing is a script to toy with your intelligence. They know there will always be millions of Nigerians to deceive again and again!
— Nacha Dzarma (@nach23) August 7, 2018
Lawal Daura is just a pawn….pawn gets sacrificed…At least APC is sacrificing someone who did PDP sacrificed in 2014???
— Tsm (@tsmwearsbrand) August 7, 2018
Lawal Daura's sack is looonnngggg overdue. Has always been Saraki's mole within the Government. Used the DSS to sabotage the EFCC. Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Federation should also be sacked.
— . (@N_Wali01) August 7, 2018
The story has only just got interesting since morning -Lawal Daura sacked! Almost thought this was unthinkable not to talk of the actual act…
— Esther Ogun-Yusuf (@MaupeO) August 7, 2018
Lawal Daura has not only been sacked, he's also been arrested and detained.He allowed himself to be used in a failed attempt to truncate democracy by antidemocratic elements against PMB. News of his arrest has sparked a wild jubilation at the DSS headquarters.
— Abby Lincoln (@Lizabs68) August 7, 2018
After sacking DG of the DSS, Lawal Daura, Osinbajo should also consider sacking
– Aunty Kemi Adeosun
– IGP transmission
– Yomi Shogunle
– Lai Mohammed
– Femi Adesina
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) August 7, 2018
@ProfOsinbajo what Lawal Daura has done is a treasonable offense.
HE MUST BE TRIED FOR TREASON
— Ndi Kato (@YarKafanchan) August 7, 2018
I have already told you as long as buhari leaves Nigeria 🇳🇬 you will see change. Now that the Vice President has sacked lawal Daura that’s what we called peace ✌️
— Ibrahim lukman (@ibrahim_looqman) August 7, 2018
If you think and believe that the Presidency didn't order the DSS to block @nassnigeria and that Lawal Daura was made a scapegoat THEN believe that Stoke City will win the premier League this season
— Want to Buy Land in ibeju-Lekki…. Ask Me (@eghietsemheomom) August 7, 2018
Did any 'Man of God' see this Lawal Daura sack coming? pic.twitter.com/wX27yuyCWR
— Tunde Eneji (@iameneji) August 7, 2018
Don't allow the sack of Lawal Daura distract you from the fact that Buhari/Osinbajo must leave Aso Rock in 2019. This administration has been a disaster. It took them that long.
— Intelligent Richie (@ffb2710) August 7, 2018
It's not the DG DSS that should be sacked. It's the person who gave the DG marching orders that should be sacked. And if he was acting independently, I'm even more worried because it makes no sense whatsoever. It's the closest thing to a military coup you can have
— Uncle Efe (@HL_Blue) August 7, 2018
How PMB kept Lawal Daura as DG DSS for 3.5 years despite his acts of sabotage and insubordination will remain mystery. The Problem with PMB is that he's too loyal to those he knows.
— . (@N_Wali01) August 7, 2018
Lawal Daura, DG DSS, merely offered himself as a sacrifice to save Buhari's face. The guy still has his job. @OfficialAPCNg should write a better script.
We are wiser now!
— Jude C. Ndukwe (@stjudendukwe) August 7, 2018
Baba @MBuhari no dey sack anybody but see @ProfOsinbajo now. DG, DSS gone. So others pls be misbehaving everytime the President is not in the country so you can get what you deserve. Institutions should be institutions, politicians should be politicians but too hard to comprehend
— Princess Ronke Kosoko-J (@ronkeemployment) August 7, 2018