President Muhammadu Buhari has fired his security details and other persons in Aso Villa for their role in the crisis between his wife, Aisha, and his assistant Sabiu “Tunde” Yusuf.
Those fired by Buhari on Wednesday, June 17, included 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 Sahara Reporters, President Buhari decided to take the step after Mamman Daura, his nephew and one of his closest confidants, was seen weeping as he made his way to his office. Daura was said to have informed Buhari that his security aides were not only after Yusuf’s life but his own as well.
Consequently, Buhari gave the nod for all persons involved in the alleged threat to the lives of the two men to be removed.
Recall that there was crisis in Aso Villa last week when Yusuf refused to embark on a 14-day isolation period after returning to Abuja from a trip to Lagos. Upon his return, he drove straight to the villa where he resides but he was denied access by the aides of the first lady who insisted he goes into self-isolation at a different location since he was returning from Lagos which is the epicenter of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
Yusuf allegedly refused and got the police to arrest the aides of the First Lady (read here). Afterwards, the First Lady took to Twitter to ask the inspector general of police (IGP), to release her aides from detention (read here