Buhari gets new personal CSO after Villa shooting

Buhari gets new personal CSO after Villa shooting

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a new Chief Personal Security Officer.

He is Deputy Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Musa.

This was disclosed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Buhari. Equally important, Shehu made the disclosure via his verified handle on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Monday.

‘‘President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Aliyu Abubakar Musa, as his Chief Personal Security Officer (CPSO),’’ Shehu had tweeted.

In addition, the Presidential aide revealed that the new security detail hails from Niger State. Further, he disclosed that DCP Musa’s last station was the Nigerian Police Force Zone 5, Benin City.

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A section of Aso Rock Villa

In addition, the statement affirmed that Musa’s appointment follows the redeployment of his predecessor; Commissioner of Police, Abdulkarim Dauda.

Meanwhile, the appointment of the new Chief Personal Security Officer to Buhari is a fallout of the recent shooting in the Aso Rock Villa.

Indeed, 1st News can report that the redeployed Dauda was identified as one of the security aides whom the President had lost confidence in and as such, had approved his redeployment from the Presidential Villa following the shooting incident.

Equally important, the incident had involved other security aides attached to Aisha, the wife of President Buhari.

The well-publicised incident had seen the President’s wife and her security aides engage in a tussle at the official residence of Sabiu Yusuf, a Personal Assistant to Buhari. Yusuf had reportedly returned from an trip to Lagos and Aisha had attempted to force him into a mandatory 14-day isolation due to the fear of COVID-19.


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