President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed his security forces and others in Aso Villa because of their role in the crisis between his wife Aisha and his assistant Sabiu “Tunde” Yusuf.
Among those dismissed by Buhari on Wednesday, June 17, were his Chief Personal Security Officer, Chief Detail to President, ADC to the First Lady, Escort Commander, ADC National Defence Council and 37 others in Aso Villa.
According to Saharan reporters, President Buhari decided to take this step after Mamman Daura, his nephew and one of his closest associates, was seen crying on the way to his office. Daura is said to have informed Buhari that his security guards were not only after Yusuf’s life, but also his own.
As a result, Buhari gave his consent to depose all persons who are said to have been involved in the alleged threat to the lives of the two men.
Remember that there was a crisis at Aso Villa last week when Yusuf refused to accept a 14-day period of isolation after returning to Abuja from a trip to Lagos.
On his return he went directly to the villa where he lives, but was denied access by the First Lady’s aides, who insisted that he go into self-isolation elsewhere as he returned from Lagos, the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Yusuf allegedly refused and ordered the police to arrest the First Lady’s aides. The First Lady then went to Twitter to ask the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to release her aides from custody.