has said it is alarmed by the reported shooting and security breaches in the
precincts of the Presidential Villa , Abuja, reportedly during a quarrel
between the family member of President Muhammadu Buhari and some of his
PDP described the use of firearms in the Villa as distressing.
Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, yesterday, expressed worry that an
alleged protracted spat between the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, and the
president’s aides had degenerated into “violent combats, raids, and free use of
firearms within the Presidential Villa.”
when a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari simply identified as Sabiu, who
traveled to Lagos to meet his wife who gave birth, returned to the Presidential
Villa where he resides and was asked to go on self-isolation to ensure that he
did not bring in the dreaded COVID-19 into the residence.
Sabiu contended that he was not the only
aide that traveled to Lagos, insisting that the new Chief of Staff, Prof.
Ibrahim Gambari, always traveled to Lagos and returned to Abuja to continue
with his work yet the heavens did not fall.
alleged, had refused to leave the Presidential Villa even after the First Lady,
Aisha Buhari, and her three children intervened apparently pleading with him to
comply, the First Lady’s ADC was alleged to have fired some shots, prompting Sabiu to flee the scene; but he later
returned to arrest the aides of the First Lady.
PDP described the use of firearms in the Villa as distressing. The party
demanded an immediate probe into the security breaches and alleged violation of
the COVID-19 ban on inter-state travels by officials and relations of the
President, which was said to be part of the immediate causes of the latest
disturbances in the Presidential Villa.
situation in the Buhari presidency, which has already heightened apprehensions
in the public space over the apparent failure of security architecture and
central command system in the presidency leading to such reckless and
Presidential Villa merely points to President Buhari’s failure to provide
leadership that can guarantee governance orderliness and effectively ensure our