The Presidency has disclosed that there was an attempt to burgle the residence of Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed that the incident occurred very early on Monday morning.
His confirmation followed the report by an online news medium, Peoples Gazette, that gunmen suspected to be robbers invaded the residences of Gambari and another senior aide to the President, Abubakar Maikano – the Admin Officer, located close to the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Quoting administration officials and security sources at the villa, the news outfit stated that the incident forced Gambari and Maikano to abandon their residences.
The burglars were said to have raided the two houses where they reportedly packed money and other valuable assets.
Meanwhile, Shehu Gambari was silent on the purported incident at Maikano’s residence, but he confirmed that there was “a foolish attempt” to burgle his house at 3am on Monday morning. He, however, added that the attempt turned out to be unsuccessful.
In his tweet, he added, “Professor Gambari, whose house is on a street next to the Villa, has assured that there is nothing to worry about from the incident.”
According to Peoples Gazette, the residences of the two senior aides to the President were thoroughly ransacked and no one has yet to be arrested in connection with the incidents.