President Muhammadu Buhari may have been luckily escaped assassination as the dreaded Islamic sect, the Boko Haram reportedly infiltrated Presidential security details as one Corporal Hassan Aminu, with a powerful link to the leader of the Ansaru Islamic Sect, Khalid Albarnawi, second in command to Abubakar Shekau in the hierarchy has been arrested.
The arrest according to FrontierNews has forced the Presidency to completely overhauled the Presidential security apparatus and personnel
Investigations revealed that security operatives arrested corporal Hassan Aminu, following a high-level intelligence report, in Abuja, FrontierNews says.
The suspect, until his arrest was a key member of the Presidential bodyguard, FrontierNews reports
He is said to be linked to the leader of the Ansaru Islamic Sect, Khalid Albarnawi, second in command to Abubakar Shekau in the hierarchy of the dreaded Boko Haram Sect, .
Albanawi was arrested in April 2016, in Kogi state by a combined effort of security agencies in the country.
A top security source who spoke to our source, on the condition of anonymity said “God was just on our side. If he had killed the president what would we have told Nigerians,” the source who spoke to our correspondent, on the condition of anonymity said.
The source stated further that “following the arrest, the NSA’s office along with other security chiefs have taken it as a point of duty to ensure that security agents serving in the presidential guard are documented in details to avoid any ugly situation”.
The armed forces, police and the department of state security service formed the core from which bodyguards to the president were selected.
“It is not just any security agent that will henceforth serve as presidential body guard. We have taken time to know the family background and social influence of any security operative serving in the presidential Villa because you cannot know those who are sympathetic toward the cause of Boko Haram in the security structure” the source said.
Following the arrest of Aminu, it was learnt that all the security personnel serving in the Presidential security are been properly documented to guard against the infiltration of the ranks by any potential terrorists.
As at Monday, the biomentric capture of all the security operatives comprising personnel of Department of State Security (DSS), police, military personnels as well as those in other security arms had commenced in the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA).