Punch reports the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to President Buhari, Bashir Abubakar, has ordered security operatives in the Presidential Villa (Aso Rock), to beef up security. The move is to prevent any attack from terrorists targeting high profile targets. Abubaka also instructed that all vehicles using tinted glasses, subject themselves to the normal security checks. The CSO in a memo tiled: Use of tinted cars around the Presidential Villa, Abuja, obtained from Punch reads:
“It has been observed that some members of staff of the Presidential Villa driving tinted cars, especially security personnel are in the habit of refusing to wind down their windscreen for security checks before driving into the Villa. It is most worrisome that some of them used the excuse of either driving official cars or driving VIPs to justify their acts.”
“This act which is not in tandem with standard security drill and procedure poses a serious threat to the safety and security of the Villa. It is important to note that the insistence of security operatives at the pilot gates to properly screen vehicles coming into the Villa whether tinted or not tinted, official or unofficial is not out of place.”
“Therefore, there is need for all to subject themselves and their vehicles to security checks as the case may be, so as to prevent unscrupulous elements from exploring the situation to launch attacks on the Villa.”
The Presidential Villa, also Known as Aso Rock, is the official residence of the President of the Federal Government of Nigeria.