The Nigerian presidency issued a statement on Thursday explaining an incident in the villa leading to an accidental discharge.
A statement by Garba Shehu, spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari, said the security official involved in the incident is not attached to the State House.
Below is the statement:
“According to the reports received so far, the security official involved in this incident 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.”
“Investigation revealed that the operative conducted the normal safety precaution as professionally required when the pistol accidentally fired.
The lady by his side, a caterer was hit by a pellet of the bullet. Both of them were attended to at the clinic and discharged.”