An armed man was arrested while approaching the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Prof. Usman Yusuf, in his office building in Abuja. The incident which reportedly happened on Friday, 3rd August 2018, has prompted security to be beefed around the executive secretary.
According to IG Wala, the secretary was coming down the staircase when the armed man in mufti approached him.
When he was stopped by the secretary’s Special Protection Unit (SPU) guard and asked to identify himself and what his mission was, he said he was a guard to the former Ag. Executive Secretary Mr. Attahiru Ibrahim.
On further interrogation about which of the services he belonged to and whether he was armed or not, he confirmed he was armed with a Pistol and claimed to be from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) but was privately paid for by the former Ag. ES.
He could not produce any form of identification to prove his claim and that his service was not paid for by the Scheme as obtained with other security operatives in the Agency.
The secretary immediately directed security operatives to disarm the gentleman and hand him over to the Police for further interrogation.
Relevant authorities informed were the Controller General NSCDC, Commissioner of Police FCT Command and The Director DSS FCT Command.