Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari whose residence at the Presidential Villa, Abuja that was visited by armed robbers
The worsening insecurity situation in the country is making all manners of criminal activities possible as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, sadly confirmed what he called “a foolish attempt” to burgle the residence of the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He claimed that the incident, which happened around 3:00a.m. was not successful. The presidential aide wrote, “The Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, has confirmed that there ‘was a foolish attempt’ to burgle his residence at 3:00a.m. this morning, but it turned out to be unsuccessful. Prof Gambari, whose house is on a street next to the Villa, has assured that there is nothing to worry about from the incident.”
An online newspaper, Peoples Gazette, had earlier in the day reported that armed men suspected to be robbers invaded the residences of two senior aides to the President Muhammadu Buhari inside the precinct of the Presidential Villa. The report further added that the incident forced Gambari and the administrative officer, Abubakar Maikano, to abandon their residences.
“Their houses were robbed and the robbers packed money and other valuable assets from both houses,” the medium had quoted a source as saying.
It is yet to be established how armed robbers gained access into the well-fortified Presidential Villa manned by a combined team of policemen, officials of the Department of State Services and men of the Presidential Guards Brigade of the Nigeria Army.