The State Security Service, on Thursday, allegedly uncovered a room filled with arms, and another with Stockpile of United States currencies(dollar), from the Akwa Ibom State Government House, Uyo, the state capital, in an unexpected visit a top Security source, told Premium Times.
The operation, was jointly carried out by both operatives of the SSS head quarters Abuja, and a detachment of members of the Akwa Ibom state command of the service.
After searching the entire residence of the Governor which is yet to be occupied by the serving Governor Udom Emmanuel without finding anything, the operatives, allegedly moved their search lights to guest houses, and the Presidential Lodge, which is said to be currently in use by former Governor Godswill Akpabio,
It was reported that it was in one of the rooms in the guest house that the stockpile of arms and ammunition was found in one of the room.
The sources, also disclosed that in another room, were stockpile of United States Dollars notes
“It is true that our operatives carried out an operation in Akwa Ibom State Government House in Uyo yesterday,” the source said.
“During the operation which lasted for over an hour, our operatives found stockpile of arms and ammunition locked up in one of the guest houses within the Government House complex.
“We also found a room which has stacks of United States dollars, but since we had no order to take away. Our operatives left the room untouched.”
The Acting Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, while hosting Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson, in his office Friday, described the invasion as a civilian coup d’état.
Mr. Secondus said the action is part of the strategy of the ruling All Progressives Congress, and the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to forcefully take some states won by the opposition PDP.
On his part, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, called for the immediate sack of the Director General of the SSS, Lawal Daura, whom he accused of being behind the invasion.