*Garba Shehu (right) with his Boss, President Buhari
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a probe into the shooting in the State House, which is a serious security breach. This is probably the first time Nigerians would be hearing of this sort of incident since the dawn of democratic rule in the country.
There were reports of gunshots and a breach of security within the Presidential Villa recently and the situation was said to have been as a result of a squabble among family members and officials of the Presidency. Shehu however said that some staff and occupants of the State House have been arrested in relation to the incident by the police.
According to his statement, “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 of especially weapons handling and where they come short, their relevant agencies have their rules and regulations to immediately address them.
“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,” he said.