President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Deputy police Commissioner Aliyu Musa as his chief personal security officer (CPSO).
This is stated in a statement by the press Secretary of the President of the country, Garba Shehu.
“DCP Musa from the Nigerian police zone 5, Benin city, as its last station, hails from the state of Niger,” the statement said.
“The appointment of Musa followed the movement of his predecessor, the Commissioner of police (CP) Mr Abdulkarim Dauda.”
The appointment comes after a shooting incident at the presidential Villa in connection with an attempt to force Sabiu Yusuf, the President’s personal assistant, to self-isolate after a visit to Lagos, the epicenter of COVID-19.
Aisha Buhari, the first lady, reportedly asked Yusuf to stay away from the presidential Villa for 14 days, and he objected, which led to the involvement of security personnel.
The first lady’s security aides were later arrested and detained by police.
Aisha subsequently asked the inspector General of police, Mohammad Adam, to release her assistants.
President Muhammadu Buhari ordered an investigation into the incident.