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SSS Arrest El-Rufai’s Security Guards



Operatives of the State Security Service on Friday stormed the Maitama,Abuja residence of a former FCT Minister, Malam Nasir El-Rufai over his inciting statements regarding the 2015 general elections. The operatives visited the Mambialla Street mansion twice in a Toyota Hilux vehicle around 12 pm, but were denied entry by the security guards at the gate.

Unable to apprehend their target, the security personnel headed to the residence of one of his wives at 50, Madeira Street off Yedsteram Street, after farmers’ market, Maitama, and arrested three security guards around 7pm. The SSS operatives whisked away the hapless guards when they could not arrest their prey. The service had on Thursday summoned El-Rufai to appear at its headquarters on Friday for saying there would be violence in the 2015 elections and that “the only way to take power is by force.” El-Rufai did not however honour the invitation, saying the agency should rather produce a warrant of arrest or meet him at his office.

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