Finally, Presidency speaks on security incident in Aso Rock villa


By Saminu Ibrahim

The Presidency on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari is not in any form of danger from reported incident by security personnel at the state House.

Indeed, the presidency said the alleged security breach is currently under investigation.

Mallam Garba Shehu, presidential Spokesman made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday.

It would be recalled that what was considered as alleged security breach occurred within the environment of the State House, Abuja on Thursday night, when the First Lady’s Aide-de-camp, Usman Shugaba, attempted to force President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant, Sabiu Yusuf, into self -isolation over COVID-19 fears.

It was further gathered that trouble started when Sabiu, President Buhari’s nephew, returned to his residence at the precincts of the Presidential Villa, just outside the Pilot gate, after a trip to Lagos where he had gone to meet his wife who had just delivered a new baby.

But according to the presidency, the Thursday incident, occured outside the main residence of the President.

The statement quoted that President Buhari said the law should be allowed to take it’s course.

Read the statement in full:

The Presidency wishes to acknowledge concerns expressed by several members of the public regarding the recent incident among the occupants of the State House which escalation led to the arrest of some staff by the police.

This is to assure all and everyone that the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, is not, and was not at anytime in any form of danger arising, either from deadly infections or the reported incident by security personnel which is currently under investigation.

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This particular incident happened outside the main residence of the President.

Armed guards and other security personnel assigned to the State House receive the necessary training of especially weapons handling and where they come short, their relevant agencies have their rules and regulations to immediately address them.

Having authorized the proper investigation to be carried out into this unfortunate incident by the Police, the President has acted in compliance with the rule of law.

That a minor occurrence is being used by some critics to justify attacks on the government and the person of President Muhammadu Buhari beggars belief.

In this particular instance, the President says the law should be allowed to take its course.


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