Aide De Camp to Mrs Aisha Buhari, Nigeria’s First Lady, Usman Shugaba,
has been released by the police authorities after being arrested and
detained since last week alongside other security personnel attached to
According to sources close to Aso Villa, Shugaba was released earlier on
Monday and immediately reassigned to the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
A former ADC to Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, Shugaba is believed
to know so many secrets of top aides in the Presidency including those
of members of the ‘cabal’, a bunch of individuals with close links to
the President and unparalleled influence.
For this reason, Shugaba is seen as a threat especially by this group of
persons, who now consider Mrs Buhari to be their major stumbling block
in continuing to ‘manipulate’ the President in their favour.
Recall that the latest crisis in Aso Villa leading to the arrest and
detention of Shugaba and other security personnel attached to the First
Lady started last Monday when Buhari’s Personal Assistant and Private
Secretary, Sabiu ‘Tunde’ Yusuf, refused to embark on a 14-day isolation
upon returning from a private trip to Lagos.
After refusing to self-isolate for the said period and forcing his way
into Aso Villa, Shugaba and his colleagues rough-handled Yusuf, who
later escaped to the residence of Mamman Daura, Buhari’s nephew and
member of the ‘cabal’, on Thursday evening.
Subsequently, Yusuf with the active connivance of Buhari’s Chief
Security Officer, Idris Kassim, ordered the Federal Capital Territory
Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, to arrest Shugaba, Escort Commander
and other policemen attached to the first family.
It was claimed that gunshots were fired in the process of trying to get
Yusuf out of the Villa, thereby breaching security code around the
President, who called for a probe into the incident.
As a result of that incident, a full blown war has since emerged between
Mrs Buhari, Yusuf and other members of the ‘cabal’ desperate to whittle
down her influence in Aso Villa.
SaharaReporters gathered from reliable sources that the crisis is far
from over as Mrs Buhari is said to be hatching a plot to take a heavy
pound of flesh in retaliation for the embarrassment received.