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Breaking Armed Robbers Invaded Aso Rock by xtgozie(m): 8:31pm On May 10
Armed men suspected to be robbers invaded the residences of two senior aides to President Muhammadu Buhari inside the precinct of the Presidential Villa, administration officials and security sources have told Peoples Gazette, raising fears that the rising insecurity across the country was drawing closer to the elite than previously estimated.

The incident on May 9 (yesterday) prompted Ibrahim Gambari and Abubakar Maikano, the chief of staff and admin officer, respectively, to abandon their residences, sources said.

“Their houses were robbed and the robbers packed money and other valuable assets from both houses,” an aide to the informed about the robbery told The Gazette.

It was not immediately clear whether or not valuable documents of state interest were carted away by the intruders, but The Gazette heard that the residences were thoroughly ransacked.

“The robbers took away as much as possible from both places,” a security officer that confirmed the incident said. “What is more unfortunate is that no one has been arrested.”

Officials also said Mr Gambari was given an official residence at the Defence House, but has not been living there, preferring instead to live inside Aso Rock and be close to the president.

Nigeria’s presidential palace just west of the city centre has long been seen as highly fortified and far beyond the reach of burglars, bandits and other criminals currently holding the vast swathes of the country to ransom.

But as criminal activities overshadow other matters of national consequences, Mr Buhari has faced calls to act urgently before it would be too late.

Armed bandits have abducted thousands of citizens since January alone, claiming billions in ransom payments at an alarming rate.

No explanation was immediately rendered for the invasion and why it was not prevented by the ubiquitous contingent of security officers, especially those of the State Security Service, guarding the fortress.

Mr Gambari did not immediately return a request seeking comments.
A spokesman for the SSS said he would not comment on the matter and a spokeswoman for the police in Abuja abruptly disconnected the call upon hearing The Gazette’s enquiry was about a security breach at the Presidential Villa.
Source – Peoples Gazette

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Re: Breaking Armed Robbers Invaded Aso Rock by illicit(m): 8:33pm On May 10
shocked
Re: Breaking Armed Robbers Invaded Aso Rock by Saao(m): 8:34pm On May 10
Please put proper and verify sources, before I jubilate
Re: Breaking Armed Robbers Invaded Aso Rock by ygowon: 8:34pm On May 10
The current suspect is the BMC because they know the terrain of that place better than ordinary Nigerians. We learnt that they have not been paid for a while now due to the empty account of the FG. FG is in deep financial crises at the moment that it is considering merging some ministries together. It reminds me of Buhari who during their CHANGE campaign, said there wont be any thing like the office of the first lady. He failed. But why not scrap that office now that there is no money?

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Re: Breaking Armed Robbers Invaded Aso Rock by stonemasonn: 8:40pm On May 10
When I saw the headline I thought it was one of those nairaland IPOB click bait jokes. grin
Re: Breaking Armed Robbers Invaded Aso Rock by Jostoman: 8:44pm On May 10
Chief of staff of script writer, am not surprise because we are in the era of propaganda government. No be only armed Rubber na Rubber armed
Re: Breaking Armed Robbers Invaded Aso Rock by Ryda(m): 8:45pm On May 10
Make them verify the news first before I comment proper angry
Re: Breaking Armed Robbers Invaded Aso Rock by youngeagle(m): 8:48pm On May 10
Lol.. E Don red, no safe heaven in Naija
Re: Breaking Armed Robbers Invaded Aso Rock by Christistruth00: 8:49pm On May 10
Dem no born dem well
Re: Breaking Armed Robbers Invaded Aso Rock by kernniejay(m): 9:07pm On May 10
It is coming to them faster than they expect. As they have made Nigeria unsafe for everyone, they too will never have peace. Next time it will be "Breaking News: Unknown gun men invade Aso Rock, Femi Adeshina, Garba Shehu, Lai Mohammd abducted".
Re: Breaking Armed Robbers Invaded Aso Rock by Mynd44: 12:40am On May 11

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