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Date: 06 Aug, 2020

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Despite arrests, Presidency says villa shooting incident “minor”


By Lucky10

June 14th, 2020







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The Nigerian Government Sunday said
the shooting incident at the President
Villa during the week was a “ minor
occurrence” but acknowledged it was
being investigated .
Garba Shehu , President Muhammadu
Buhari ’s senior special assistant on
media , downplayed the incident , noting
that it occurred outside the main
residence of the president .
Shehu said he was surprised at the
criticisms that trailed the incident .
“ 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 ,”
Shehu said in a statement.
Multiple sources said on Saturday that
the security aides of the First Lady were
responsible for the shooting. The
shooting was an obvious breach of
protocol at the villa , a presidency source
told The Guardian.
Trouble started when Sabiu ‘Tunde ’
Yusuf on Thursday night returned to his
residence in the Presidential Villa after
an alleged trip to Lagos to visit his wife
who put to bed recently.
Sabiu, however , reportedly did not
isolate himself after returning from
Lagos . The state is the epicentre of
Nigeria ’s battle against COVID - 19,
accounting for 7 , 035 cases out of 15, 682
confirmed in the country .
Apart from his travel violating the ban
on interstate travels put in place by the
presidential Taskforce on COVID - 19,
Sabiu’s decision not to self - isolate did not
go down well with Aisha who expected
the presidential aide to self - isolate for 14
days as prescribed by the Nigeria Centre
for Disease Control .
An argument ensued between the two
parties and a security aide of the First
Lady, according to the presidency source ,
fired a warning shots inside the
Presidential Villa.
The source said, “ after he [Sabiu]
escaped , he reached out to the IGP ” to
report the case .
Mrs Buhari publicly called on the police
boss to release her aides and alluded to
Sabiu’s breach of COVID - 19 self - isolation
guidelines .
Although Shehu did not mention
anything about the arrest of the First
Lady’ s security aides , he , however , said
the shooting incident was being
investigated and that the president
would not interfere in the matter .
“ 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 ,” Shehu said.
“ 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.”


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MD avatar


2 months ago

Agba ti o tole mani brother Bubu

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4 weeks ago

Nice information