Accidental Discharge: Presidency reassures Nigerians, foreigners Villa is safe

*Explains what happened

Presidency has, on Thursday, reacted to the case of accidental gun discharge in the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, assuring Nigerians and foreigners that the Presidential Villa is safe

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, in statement explained that, “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,” Garba Shehu said, “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 gate 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,” the statement said.

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