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Presidency confirms security incident in Aso Rock

The presidency has confirmed the security incident widely reported to have happened in the seat of power.

The presidency acknowledged concerns expressed by several members of the public on the recent shooting incident in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The incident led to the arrest of some aides of the First Lady, Aisha Buhari by the police.

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

The statement read:

“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.

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“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 is surprising.

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

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