Accidental Discharge: Presidential Villa safe, well secured – Presidency reassures

Accidental Discharge: Presidential Villa safe, well secured – Presidency reassures

The Presidency has reassured that the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the seat of Power, is safe and well secured to all citizens and foreigners alike.

Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, gave the reassurance in a statement he issued in Abuja on Thursday.

He explained that the security official involved in the incident was not attached to the Presidential Villa but a visitor, who was at the State House on the fateful day, in respect of an ongoing investigation into a certain case.

He said the security operative and a lady, who sustained injuries as a result of the accident, had been medically treated and discharged from a medical centre in Abuja.

The statement read: “Following an incident involving the accidental gun discharge in the State House on Wednesday, the Presidency wishes to reassure all Nigerians and foreigners of the safety of the seat of power in the country.

“According to the reports received so far, the security official involved is not attached to the State House.

“Rather, he came on invitation as a witness in an ongoing investigation and was required, as is the rule, to surrender his weapon at the gates before entry.

“It was in the process of conducting the normal safety precaution as professionally required that the pistol accidentally fired.

“Unfortunately, the security operative and the lady by his side, a caterer in the State House, were hit by a pellet of the bullet.

“Both of them were attended to at the clinic and discharged.’’

Nigerian Online Newspaper=


follow us on twitter @aljazirahnewsng
Like us on Facebook @aljazirahnewsng

Share This:

Related Posts

South Africa’s ANC confirms ‘recall’ of Zuma from presidency... South Africa's ANC party confirmed Tuesday it had decided to "recall" scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma from office but said there was no deadline for him to resign, pitching the country into further uncertainty. ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule told reporters that Zuma had "agreed in princ...
Chibok schoolgirls to celebrate yuletide with parents – Pres... The 21 rescued Chibok schoolgirls are to enjoy Christmas and New Year festivities with their parents, Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President has disclosed. Shehu, who stated this on his Facebook page, said already the Department of State Security (...
Buhari laughing over ‘dog named Buhari’ saga — P... President Muhammadu Buhari saw the arrest and prosecution Joachim Iroko, a 41 year old trader arrested by the police in Ogun State for naming his dog ‘Buhari,’ as “a ‘laughable incident”, his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said late Thursday. In a short reaction posted on his Twitter handle, Mr. Shehu ...
Buhari’s anti-corruption war not selective – Kalu A former Abia State Governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, on Friday said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war was not selective as being perceived in some quarters. According to him, the President has the right to demand explanation on how the nation’s money was spent by those being in...

Tags assigned to this article:
accidental dischargepresidencypresidential villa