There were gunshots at the Presidential Villa Abuja as the First Lady, 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, ThisDay reports.
The incident, which is regarded as a ‘security breach’ happened after the Yusuf returned from Lagos State where his wife just put the 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.
Recall that the First Lady had in a series of tweets yesterday confirmed the incident.
On the issue of self-isolation and breaking of the interstate movement restrictions rules, Aisha had warned, “That COVID-19 is real and still very much around in our nation is not in doubt. Consequently,
“I call on all relevant Government Agencies to enforce the Quarantine Act signed by Mr. President and ensure no one is found violating this law and the NCDC guidelines especially on interstate travel without the necessary exemptions for movement of essentials.
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.”