Villa shooting: Buhari appoints new chief personal security officer

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Musa, as his Chief Personal Security Officer.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, announced this in a statement on Monday.

Shehu added that Musa, who hails from Niger State, had served at the Nigeria Police Force Zone 5, Benin City, before his appointment by the President.

“Musa’s appointment follows the redeployment of his predecessor, Commissioner of Police, Abdulkarim Dauda,” Shehu said.

Dauda is one of the security operatives redeployed from the Presidential Villa in the wake of the shooting incident that involved security aides attached to the President’s wife, Aisha.

Aisha and her security details had stormed the official residence of the President’s Personal Assistant, Sabiu Yusuf, in an attempt to force him into 14-day isolation after his travel to Lagos considered to be the epicentre of COVID-19 in Nigeria. The new Chief Personal Security Officer to the President, on Monday, resumed work officially