There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari may have sacked three his three top security chiefs over a feud that occurred last Thursday between his nephew, Sabiu Yusuf alias Tunde and the First Lady’s security details.
A close source said that those sacked included:President ’s Chief Security Officer, Kassim Idrissa; his Aide-de-Camp,ADC, Col. Mohammed Lawal Abubakar and Chief Personal Security Officer, Abdulkareem Dauda.
According to the source, the sack has a close connection to an alleged attempts against President Buhari’s nephew.
Earlier in the week, it was reported that First Lady Aisha Buhari and three of her children, Zahra, Halima and Yusuf, accompanied by some of her security aides led by the ADC night went to the residence of Sabiu located just outside the Presidential Villa to demand that he should self-isolate for 14 days, so as not to endanger the first family.
The encounter was said to have degenerated into a heated argument as Sabiu insisted he was not the only aide to travel to Lagos saying that the new Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, is in Lagos every weekend till he settles in Abuja, and wondered why the double standard requiring his self isolation for visiting his own wife who just delivered a new baby.
Sabiu was however said to have returned home after the arguments.
As he got home, the first lady in company of her children allegedly raided the premises raining abuses, leading to the escape of Sabiu after gunshots were fired by the First Lady’s ADC in an attempt to apprehend the President’s aide, who had to breach walls to run for his life and escape to the nearby residence of President Buhari’s cousin, Mamman Daura, where he spent the night.
It was gathered that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, after receiving security report on the incident on Friday where gunshots were fired in the precincts of the Presidential Villa, ordered the arrest of the Aide-de-camp to the first lady and all the security aides that accompanied her to Sabiu’s residence.