Gunshots Rock Presidential Villa as Aisha, Buhari’s aide clash
There were gunshots at the Presidential Villa Abuja when First Lady, Dr. Aisha Buhari, members of her immediate family, and her Aide-de-camp,
Usman Shugaba attempted to force Sabiu Yusuf, a Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari into self-isolation, according to ThisDay.
The incident, which is regarded as a ‘security breach’ happened after Yusuf returned from Lagos State where his wife just put to birth.
The newspaper reports that trouble started when the First Lady, Zahra, Halima and Yusuf, accompanied by some of her security aides led by the Aide-de-Camp,
went to the residence of Sabiu, who is the President’s nephew, demanding that he (Sabiu) self-isolate for 14 days, so as not to endanger the first family.
Sabiu was said to have escaped after gunshots were fired by the First Lady’s ADC in an attempt to apprehend the President’s aide.
He ran to the nearby residence of President Buhari’s cousin, Mamman Daura, where he reportedly spent the night.
The attention of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu,
was drawn to the incident on Friday that gunshots were fired in the precincts of the Presidential Villa
Hence, the IGP ordered the arrest of the Aide-de-camp to the First Lady
and all the security aides that accompanied her to Sabiu’s residence.
In her tweets, the First Lady had called on the Inspector General of Police to release her aides, saying,
“Finally, I call on the IGP to release my assigned Staff
who are still in the custody of the Police in order
to avoid putting their lives in danger or exposure to Covid-19 while in their custody.”