The Presidency has vowed not to interfere in the police investigation into the recent incident in the Aso Rock presidential villa, leading to gunshot fired by a security personnel.
The incidence led to the arrest of some staff of the presidency, especially those working for the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, by the police.
In a statement today, June 14, senior special assistant to the President on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu said that having authorized the proper investigation to be carried out into the unfortunate incident by the Police, the President has acted in compliance with the rule of law.
“In this particular instance, the President says the law should be allowed to take its course.”
The Presidential spokesman said that the shooting, which happened outside the main residence of the President, did not affect the President.
“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.”
Garba Shehu stressed that armed guards and other security personnel assigned to the State House receive the necessary training of especially weapons handling, saying that where they come short, their relevant agencies have their rules and regulations to immediately address them.
He regretted that such a minor occurrence is being used by some critics to justify attacks on the government and the person of President Buhari, adding that it is “beggars belief.”