The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the attempted burglary within the vicinity of the Presidential Villa was a clear signal that the security command structure has collapsed under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.
The Presidency had on Tuesday announced attempted burglary at the official residence of the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Afolabi Gambari, within the precinct of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa.
In a statement yesterday by the PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the incident was too close to home and has heightened apprehensions over the capacity of the Buhari administration to secure the nation.
The PDP said: “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 impregnable security.
“As such, any breach of security, particularly by outlaws and in sequence, sends a clear danger signal to the overall security of the nation.”
“It is imperative to state that such security infraction, that gave way for outlaws to invade the Presidential villa in sequence, in spite of its perceptibly secured ambience, can only happen under an absentee President, who has not demonstrated the required capacity expected of his office”.
The party noted a similar security breach in June last year, involving shooting, violent combats, raids and use of firearms within the precinct of the Presidential Villa. The said security breach at the time was occasioned by a squabble between members of President Buhari’s family and some security aides.