- Ohanaeze Ndigbo said the attempted robbery incidents at the residence of the Chief of Staff to President Buhari indicates that things have got out of control
- The group said the presidency needs to investigate the incident to be sure if it's not an attempted terrorist attack
- Ohaneaze also asked President Buhari to address Nigerians over the incident and seek foreign help over the nation's security crisis
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, a pan-Igbo group, has demanded full investigations of the armed men suspected to be robbers that attempted to burgle the residences of two senior aides to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu had earlier confirmed that there was a failed robbery attempt at the residence of the Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, in the early hours of Monday, May 10.
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According to presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, Professor Gambari's house is on a street next to the Presidential Villa.
Shehu added that the police, in a related development, was searching for a suspected burglar who unsuccessfully attempted to break into the house of Maikano Abdullahi on Thursday, May 6.
Maikano lives on the same street with the Chief of Staff, close to the Villa.
The group said the development in Aso Rock is "an attempt by bandits to make a mockery of Presidency’s incapacity to protect themselves and Nigerians and an eye-opener for Nigerians to protect themselves”.
Legit.ng gathers that Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the secretary-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, made this known in a statement on Tuesday, May 11.
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The group called on President Muhammadu Buhari to quickly address the nation and seek foreign assistance to help Nigeria out of “this raging war at the doorsteps.”
Ohanaeze said it sympathized with Gambari and Maikano over the attempted robbery attacks, adding that Nigerians await the outcome of the investigation to know if it’s terrorist attacks or mere robbery incidents.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari on Tuesday, May 11, chaired a security meeting in the Presidential Villa.
The meeting was expected to review the security situation in the country and come up with new strategies to guarantee the safety of lives and property in the country.