The Nigerian internal security is now manned by all northern Muslims as President Muhammadu buhari approved the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi as the new Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS).
The appointee was described by a presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu as a core Secret Service operative who is from Kano State.
When Vice President Yemi Osinbajo sacked Buhari’s kinsman, Lawal Daura, the most senior officer, from Bayelsa State was asked to take over in acting capacity.
Mathew Seiyefa, who only served as acting DSS DG for few weeke, has his deploinments reversed by the presidency last week. Mathew is to retire from service next year. His appoinment was viewed by many as a way of balancing the heads of security agencies that manages the internal security of the country.
With this appoinment, all the internal security chiefs are muslims northerners amidst killings of defenceless citizens in the villages.
Bichi attended Danbatta Secondary School, the Kano State College of Advanced Studies and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated with a Political Science degree.
The new Director-General began his career in the security division of the Cabinet Office in Kano, from where he joined the defunct Nigerian Security Organization (NSO), the precursor of the Present DSS. Mr. Bichi received training in intelligence processing analysis, Agent Handling Recruitment, and Intelligence processing the U.K, Counter Intelligence, Training the trainers and strategic training at the National Defence College.
The new DSS boss comes to the job with skills in intelligence gathering, research analysis, conflict management, general investigation, risk and vulnerability operations, counter intelligence and protective operation and human resources management.
In the course of his career, Mr. Bichi worked as the State Director of Security in Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto and Abia States.
He was at various times the Director, National Assembly Liaison, (National War College), Director at National Headquarters in the Directorate of Security Enforcement, Directorate of Operations, Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Inspection and Directorate of Administration and Finance . He also served as Director at State Service Academy.
Mr. Bichi is a family man, married with children.