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Gunfire at Aso Rock: Buhari orders investigation, says the law must run its course

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Aftermath of gunshots in the State House, Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered police authorities to immediately investigate last Thursday’s incident.

 

He said the law would be allowed to run its course on the matter.

 

“The Presidency wishes to acknowledge concerns expressed by several members of the public regarding the recent incident among the occupants of the State House which escalation led to the arrest of some staff by the police.

 

“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,’’

“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,’’ a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said, a copy of which was obtained by Persecondnews.

The statement noted that the incident never took place within the walls of the State House and did not portend any danger to both the safety and health of the President.

It, however, expressed disappointment over the sentiment being woven around the incident by the opposition, especially for using it to justify its attack on the government.

“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.

“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.

 

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

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