Soldiers who have been guarding President Muhammadu Buhari have been disengaged from the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
They have been replaced by personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS).
It was learnt that the president authorised the redeployment before he left for his medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
The deployment of the soldiers to protect the president at the inception of his administration in 2015 generated heated controversy as both his then Chief Security Officer (CSO) and DSS personnel, Abdulraman Mani, and the Aide de Camp (ADC) to the President, Colonel Lawal Abubakar, were involved in public spat.
DSS personnel now man all the security points that were previously the responsibility of the soldiers in the Presidential Villa.