The presidency has reacted to the reports of series of gunshots fired in the Presidential Villa by police members, over a disagreement with aides of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari.
Writing on his Twitter page, SSA Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu said the events happened outside the home of the president and that he is safe.
He also said that an investigation has been launched to ascertain the veracity of the incident and its associated consequence.
He wrote “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.
“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.”
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.
— Garba Shehu (@GarShehu) June 14, 2020
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