The presidency has come out to say 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 in the early hours of Monday May 10.

His confirmation followed the report by an online news medium, Peoples Gazette, that gunmen suspected to be robbers invaded the residence of Gambari and the Administrative Officer to the President, Abubakar Maikano, whose residence is located close to the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The Online News Out quoted the administrative officials and security sources at the villa, as saying that the incident forced Gambari and Maikano to abandon their residences of fear.

The burglars were reported to have raided the two houses, where they reportedly packed money and other valuable assets, while he was silent on the purported incident at Maikano’s residence.

Shehu noted 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”.

He maintained that “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. This comes amid the disturbing rate of insecurity in the country with several calls on the Federal Government to secure the lives of the people and their properties.

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