Two men suspected to be officials of the State Security Service (DSS), on March 1, 2020, attempted to break into the home of Premium Times Editor-in-Chief, MusikiluMojeed, claiming they had a message to drop for him.
The two men who drove a tinted 2008 model Toyota Camry car metHaulatMojeed, the editor’s wife and asked her to open the gate to the house claiming they had a parcel to deliver to. They told her they were aware of Musikiluwas not at home.
Mrs Mojeeddisclosed further that she told them to allow her to fetch her phone to call her husband and ask if he was expecting any parcel, but that at that moment, one of them said “This woman is wasting our time. Let’s go” and they drove off.
On the same day, another set of two security operatives went to Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe’s house. They parked at the roadside, looking directly into his apartment through the fence. After apparently noticing no activity, they drove off.
Samuel had had to go into hiding following threats to extract from him by the State Security Services (SSS) the source of his report published on February 21, 2020.
The report details how the National Security Adviser, BabaganaMonguno accused Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President MuhammaduBuhari of undue and dangerous interference on matters bordering on national security and how he subsequently sent a warning memo to all service chiefs to desist from taking further directives from Kyari.