Investigation On Shooting Outside The Villa Should Commence Immediately, Says Buhari


By Muhammed Saheed 

Following the reported gunshot in the State House on Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation to ascertain what transpired and led to such incident.

In a statement which the outlet received a copy yesterday, the Presidency made it known that the incident never happened within the State House and didn’t depict that problems loom and danger to the safety of the president.

The statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, also said President Buhari would allow the law to run its course on the matter. It was the President’s reaction to the alleged shooting incident.

The statement also expressed disappointment over the sentiment being given the incident by the opposition, especially for using it to justify its attack on the government.

Shehu said: “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 all and everyone that the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, is not, and was not at any time 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 on, especially weapons handling and where they come short, their relevant agencies have their rules and regulations to address them immediately.

“Having authorised 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,” the statement read.


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