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Presidency Opens Up On Villa Shooting Incident

Says Buhari Was Not Near Danger

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The Presidency Sunday said that President Muhammadu Buhari was not near harms during the reported shooting incident in the State House a few days ago.

The presidency’s response follows reports of the arrest of some security details attached to the First Lady, Aisha Buhari following an altercation with a nephew of the president Yusuf Tunde Sabiu.

A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday, said President Muhammadu Buhari was not affected in any way by the incident.

The statement read in part: ”This is to assure all and everyone that the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, is not, and was not at anytime in any form of danger arising, either from deadly infections or the reported incident by security personnel which is currently under investigation.

”This particular incident happened outside the main residence of the President.

”Armed guards and other security personnel assigned to the State House receive the necessary training of especially weapons handling and where they come short, their relevant agencies have their rules and regulations to immediately address them.

”Having authorized the proper investigation to be carried out into this unfortunate incident by the Police, the President has acted in compliance with the rule of law.

”That a minor occurrence is being used by some critics to justify attacks on the government and the person of President Muhammadu Buhari beggars belief.

”In this particular instance, the President says the law should be allowed to take its course.

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