Ben Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) has described Mathew Seiyefa, a former director general of the Department of State Services (DSS), as a competent and loyal man.

Concise had reported that Yusuf Magaji Bichi had been appointed as the new DG of DSS by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Confirming Bichi’s appointment on Thursday evening, Buhari’s media aide Garba Shehu said the appointee was a core Secret Service operative.

In a post on Twitter, Murray-Bruce wrote: “Seiyefa was the ONLY Southerner heading an Intelligence agency.

“He was competent and loyal.

“In the interest of federal character and North-South balance, President Buhari should have retained him.

“Bichi may be competent, but how can all Intelligence be headed by Northerners?”