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Aso Rock Shooting Incident : Buhari Orders investigation

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered an investigation into the alleged shooting of last Thursday evening at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. 

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu disclosed this in a statement.


 The statement 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 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.”

Recall that following an altercation between security aides of the First Lady, Dr. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari and a personal assistant to the President, the ADC and other security aides of the first lady were arrested and are being detained on the orders of the Police IGP, Mohammed Adamu.

This prompted the First Lady to urge the Police authorities to release her security aides.

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