- The security aides of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, have been returned to their posts
- The aide de camp to First Lady, Usman Shugaba, was cleared of complicity by an investigative panel
- Recall that the aides were released following an order from the inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu
Following their release from police custody, the security aides attached to the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, including the aide-de-camp (ADC) have returned to their posts at the Presidential Villa.
Recall that the aides were released following an order from the inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, after their arrest over a shooting incident at the Presidential Villa.
According to The Nation, Usman Shugaba, the First Lady's ADC went back to his post following clearance and absolvement of any complicity by an investigative panel from the Security Council.
However, a nurse who was the cause of the misunderstanding at the Villa has tested positive for COVID-19. It was gathered that the health worker was on the private jet from Abuja to Lagos and Kano.
In the light of this, the Nigerian government has ordered that all staff at the private wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja be tested for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presidency on Sunday, June 14, clarified the shooting inside the premises of the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock.
Presidential aide Garba Shehu, in a series of tweets, explained that the particular incident happened outside the main residence of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The presidential aide while noting that security personnel has received training especially on weapons explained that Buhari is not and was not at any time in any form of danger.
In a related development, the wife of President Buhari, Aisha, has been slammed by a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sanni Umar for involving herself in the incident that led to unrest in the statehouse in Abuja.
Umar who spoke on the incident during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Monday, June 15, argued that it was not Aisha's duty to quarantine anyone.
He said the role should have been left for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Similarly, the opposition PDP raised the alarm over what it claimed was alleged shooting inside the premises of the Presidential Villa.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday, June 13, the PDP claimed it had reports that there was "shooting and security breaches within the precincts of the Presidential Villa following a reported degenerated squabble among family members and officials of the Buhari Presidency."
The party, in the statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it was concerned that disagreements between the Nigerian first lady, Aisha Buhari's staff and her husband's aides would degenerate into a shooting.
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