BreakingNews 6/1/17 - Accidental discharge: Operative not attached to Aso Villa -Presidency

[ Masterweb Reports: Isiaka Wakili ] - The Presidency has confirmed the accidental discharge that occurred Wednesday at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu confirmed this in a statement last night.  

 

Shehu said according to reports received so far, the security official involved in the 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,” Shehu stated.

 

He said 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,” the presidential spokesman said.

 

*Photo Caption - Seal of The President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is the official symbol of the Nigerian President, first used in 1979 by President Shehu Shagari.

 
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