It’s been reported by Frontiersnews that one of Buhari’s bodyguards has been taken in for interrogation after suspected links to Boko Haram.
Corporal Hassan Aminu has been linked to Khalid Al Barnawi, the leader the Ansaru Islamic Sect, who are ideologically aligned to al-Qaeda. The transnational terrorist was himself arrested earlier this year.
Bodyguards are selected from the State Security Service. After this incident, President Buhari’s security detail is undergoing an overhaul. It sounds like tightening up security checks is long overdue given that Boko Haram managed to get so close to the presidency.