By our reporter| The Presidency on Monday evening confirmed that there was an attempt to burgle the residence of Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu who confirmed that the incident occurred very early on Monday morning in a statement via his Twitter handle, explained that Gambari confirmed what he described as a foolish attempt to burgle his house.
“The Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, has confirmed that there “was a foolish attempt” to burgle his residence at 3:00am this (Monday) morning, but it turned out to be unsuccessful,” Shehu said in a tweet.
“Professor Gambari, whose house is on a street next to the Villa, has assured that there is nothing to worry about from the incident,” he added.
Shehu’s 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 said 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.
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.