Aisha Buhari relocates to Dubai, cites insecurity in Aso Villa

Nigeria's First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has been in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, since September after the wedding of her daughter, Hanan, and has therefore not been involved in any government activity, SaharaReporters has gathered.

SaharaReporters gathered that the First Lady is not in a hurry to return, despite spending over three months, as she reportedly stated that the Aso Rock Villa was not secure for her family.

This concern was triggered by a shooting incident which occurred in June and caused some panic among occupants of the Aso Villa.

SaharaReporters had reported that there was a crisis in Aso Villa after security details of the President's wife removed Buhari's Personal Assistant, Sabiu 'Tunde' Yusuf, from the place after he refused to embark on a 14-day isolation period upon returning from a trip to Lagos.

Shortly afterwards, the First Lady's ADC, Usman Shugaba, in an attempt to apprehend Yusuf, reportedly fired gunshots but the President's aide escaped to the residence of Mamman Daura where he spent the night.

Yusuf soon ordered the arrest of Aisha's ADC and other security details in connivance with Buhari's chief security officer. Buhari had ordered a probe into the alleged security breach inside the Presidential Villa. 

A top source told SaharaReporters on Tuesday that the First Lady has now relocated quietly to the UAE for over three months. No one knows when she would return to the country.

The Presidency source said, "Aisha Buhari has relocated quietly to Dubai. She has been going to the UAE even before the daughter's wedding.

"Before the wedding, she also stayed there for months during lockdown, shopping and relaxing. But since the end of the wedding, she has been away owing to security concerns in the villa."


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