The Peoples Democratic Party says the failed robbery attack in Aso Rock
on Monday shows that the President Muhammadu Buhari lacked the capacity
to secure Nigeria.
The opposition party said this in a press statement on Tuesday titled,
‘Bandits Invasion of Presidential Villa Shows Buhari Can’t Secure
Nigeria’, by its spokesperson Kola Ologbodiyan.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity,
Garba Shehu, while confirming the robbery on Monday described the attack
as “a foolish attempt”, claiming that the incident that happened around
3 am was not successful.
PDP in its reaction said the attempted robbery in the residence of
Gambari has heightened apprehensions over the capacity of presidency to
secure the nation.
The party said it is alarmed by the invasion of Aso Presidential Villa
by bandits and armed robbers, saying the development further points to
the collapse of security command structure under President Buhari’s
“All over the world, the Presidential Villa, as the seat of power and
national sovereignty, is the fortress of the nation that ought to have
“As such, any breach of security, particularly by outlaws and in
sequence, sends a clear danger signal to the overall security of the
“It is imperative to state that such security infraction, that gave way
for outlaws to invade the Presidential villa in sequence, inspite of its
perceptibly secured ambience, can only happen under an absentee
President, who have not demonstrated the required capacity expected of
The PDP also recalled that there was security breaches in June last
year in Aso Rock, involving a shooting, arising from a bitter squabble
between members of the president family and some security aides.