- Suspected armed robbers invaded the residence of Prof. Ibrahim Gambari
- The attempted robbery, however, failed to succeed
- Garba Shehu, a presidential spokesperson, confirmed this on Monday, May 10
Legit.ng gathered it was reported that Gambari and an administrative officer at the presidency simply identified as Maikano, were robbed.
An online report had noted that armed robbers invaded Aso Rock and emptied the residences of Gambari and Maikano.
But in his response on the night of Monday, May 10, according to the newspaper, Malam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, confirmed the incident.
“The chief of staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari has confirmed that there “was a foolish attempt” to burgle his residence at 3:00 am this morning but it turned out to be unsuccessful.
“Professor Gambari, whose house is on a street next to the Villa has assured that there is nothing to worry about from the incident.”
Gambari succeeded the late Abba Kyari, who died in a Lagos hospital while treating coronavirus in April 2020.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that two people were killed after armed robbers attacked a bank bullion van at Elemosho village along Akure-Ondo expressway in Ondo East local government area of Ondo state on Thursday evening, May 6.
It was reported that eye-witnesses quoted in the report said the robbers attacked the bullion van headed toward Akure, the state capital around 5 pm and made away with an undisclosed amount of money.
The witnesses added that three people were reportedly shot in the operation, which last minutes before the gunmen ran into the bush.
It was reported that the crucial meeting is not unconnected with the escalating insecurity in different parts of the country and general outcry by various stakeholders.
Those who attended the meeting are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; chief of staff to the president, Professor Ibrahim Gambari; and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno.