Alleged Attack on Buhari: Presidency Issues Statement


The Nigerian Presidency has issued a statement on the recent attack on President Muhammadu Buhari by an unidentified man during the Argungu Fishing Festival in Kebbi State on Thursday.

The President was posing for pictures when the attacker clad in black kaftan suddenly lunged at him. He was swiftly intercepted by the president’s security detail.

However, in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media Affairs, the presidency states that the individual was an avid supporter of Mr. Buhari who just wanted to meet him.

“President Muhammadu Buhari was in Kebbi State Thursday to declare open the Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival. It was the first time the international tourism event would hold in eleven years, as security considerations had rendered it impracticable.”

“As the President went round the arena to inspect rice pyramids on display, and take photographs with farmers, a young man was so very excited to see his President so close. He made an attempt to get to him.”

“World over, such would not be allowed by security details. The young man was prevented, and he protested that he should be allowed to greet his President. Now, professional contortionists are making mischief of the event. They are passing the video clip off on social media as an attempt to attack the President.”

“Malicious people always twist things to give a negative narrative. But they simply dash their heads against the wall. The country moves on.”

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