Aso Rock Crisis: President Buhari sacks 20 Bodyguards

Information reaching Wakeupafrica360 from our source in Nigeria has it that the President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has taken steps to sanction security officers following the recent shooting incidence that took place at the presidential villa in Abuja and involved his wife, Aisha Buhari and his nephew, Sabiu Yusuf Tunde.

Photo of Sabiu Yusuf, President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha Buhari

According to reports from our source, President Buhari on hearing the news was angry and embarrassed by the shooting and therefore ordered for probe into the incident. After the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the redeployment of about 20 presidential bodyguards. These sacked aides are expected to be replaced immediately by new ones. They were withdrawn from the Presidential Villa because they failed to manage the situation and it resulted to the firing of gunshots within the Villa. Presidential bodyguards are drawn from the Department of State Services (DSS) and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The bodyguards were fired by the president on Wednesday after a review of the incident and also on ground of the breach of presidential security that occurred in Kebbi, Kebbi State, on March 13, 2020.

Festival, when an intruder, identified as Mohamed Gundarre, rushed towards him. Later giving reasons for approaching the President, Gundarre said he simply wished to shake hands with Buhari. Also, recall that on Thursday night, gunshots were heard in the Aso Rock Villa following a clash between the First Lady and the president’s nephew, Sabiu Yusuf. The issue started when Aisha and three of her children; Zahra, Halima and Yusuf as well as some of her security aides, led by her Aide-de-Camp, CSP Usman Shugaba and the escort commander, DSP Sheriff Kazeem, stormed the residence of a nephew and Personal Assistant to the President, Sabiu Yusuf, at House 8 by the Pilot Gate of the Presidential Villa, at night and tried to force Yusuf into self-isolation after he returned from Lagos state, where his wife had a baby. Sabiu escaped after gunshots were allegedly fired by the first lady’s ADC in an attempt to apprehend the President’s aide. However, Sabiu ran into a nearby house of President Buhari’s cousin, Mamman Daura where he spent the night.

Furthermore, the incident was reported to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu who then ordered the arrest of the Aide-de-camp to the First Lady and all the security aides that accompanied her to Sabiu’s residence. The security operatives were detained on Friday but were released on Monday and redeployed from the Villa. The aides to the first lady has denied that the shots were fired by the ADC to the first lady.

Photo of Ibrahim Magu, The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

Still on other news making the rounds, the Nigerian Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has forwarded a petition to the President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari recommending the sack of Ibrahim Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In his petition, Justice listed 22 weighty allegations against the EFCC boss to justify the recommendation of his sack from office.

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