Presidency Breaks Silence Over Shooting In Aso Villa

Presidency Breaks Silence Over Shooting In Aso Villa

Buhari, Gambari
Photos: President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) in State House on 10th Mar 2020. | State House Photo

The presidency has released a statement addressing the shooting that occurred at the presidential villa on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant on media and publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari in his statement described the incident as a “minor occurrence” among occupants of the State House which has led to the arrest of some staff by the police.

His statement reads:

The Presidency wishes to acknowledge concerns expressed by several members of the public regarding the recent incident among the occupants of the State House which escalation led to the arrest of some staff by the police.

This is to assure everyone that the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, @MBuhari, 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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