It was earlier reported that Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja was invaded by a gang of armed robbers who escaped with a lot of items.
The presidency has confirmed the attack on the residence of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Ibrahim Gambari.
Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu confirmed the attack in a Twitter statement on Monday night.
It was reported that the residences of the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Professor Ibrahim Gambari as well as that of an admin officer Abubakar Maikano within the premises of the Villa were specific targets.
The robbers were said to have taken away many valuables from both residences during the attack which occurred on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
The report added that both Gambari and Maikano were forced to temporarily abandon their residences in the Villa due to the strange occurrence.
Reacting to the news, Shehu said the Chief of Staff has confirmed that there was an attempt to burgle his house around 3 am on Monday morning but added that the attempt was not successful.
He added that Gambari’s house is located on the next street to the Villa and there is nothing to worry about.