President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, is sick and has been flown to London for medical treatment.
Kyari was flown to London on Thursday.
This was the second time Kyari has ended up in a hospital within the last one month.
Kyari, who was present at the Kaduna home of President Buhari’s powerful nephew, Mamman Daura, during a stunning high profile raid that led to the kidnap of Ambassador Bagudu Hirse two weeks ago, was badly shaken up by the incident
Although the nature of his sickness is unknown, government officials said Kyari had been battling the ailment for sometime.
The illness was responsible for his long absence in the Presidential Villa recently.
A source at the Presidency said President Buhari told Mr. Kyari to take a break to go and look after his unsteady health.
The source said Buhari was already considering replacing his ailing CoS with the current Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
However, the source said several aides to Mr. Buhari were opposed to replacing Mr. Kyari with Mr. Adamu, explaining that the aides believe the minister would be even worse than Kyari.
The source at the Presidency also claimed that Mr. Kyari telephoned President Buhari earlier today from the U.K. to report that he was feeling better.