Barely 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari declared the international conference on peace and stability open in Abuja, thieves reportedly stole the handset of the Executive Secretary of the World Muslim League Saudi Arabia, Dr. Abdullahi Bin Abdul.Security agencies which are said to be hugely embarrassed by the development, are currently probing the alleged security breach which led to the theft.
The victim himself is said to be worried by the incident.
Investigation showed that Bin Abdul had been accorded the honour of leading the Jumat prayer at the National Mosque on Friday.
A heavy security ring was therefore formed around him and his entourage by the relevant agencies.
After the Jumat service, many dignitaries and worshippers tried to move closer to Abdul which led to the alleged security breach.
It was gathered that the Secretary of World Muslim League later discovered that his handset had been stolen.
A top source said: “Despite tight security for him, some thieves made away with the handset of the Executive Secretary of the World Muslim League.
“The theft occurred after the Jumat prayer session suggesting that there was breach of the security wall at the National Mosque. Some smart guys took advantage of the relaxed atmosphere to strike.
“This incident created an embarrassment for the cleric, diplomats and most of the dignitaries that accompanied him to the service.”
Responding to a question, the source added: “The visitor from Saudi Arabia was shocked and embarrassed. No one could explain how it happened.