- The presidency has finally reacted to the shooting incident inside Aso Rock
- Garba Shehu, the presidential spokesperson said the incident was outside the president's residence
- Shehu also explained that the Nigerian leader was not in any danger
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The presidency on Sunday, June 14, clarified the shooting inside the premises of the presidential villa, Aso Rock.
The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, in a series of tweets explained that the particular incident happened outside the main residence of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The presidential aide while noting that security personnel has received training especially on weapons explained that Buhari is not and was not at any time in any form of danger.
This is coming a day after the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari called on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to order the release of her aides who were recently arrested.
The wife of the Nigerian leader, Muhammadu Buhari, issued the demand in one of her tweets late on Friday, June 12. Aisha said the release of her aides was important in order to prevent them from contracting the dreaded coronavirus disease while in detention.
She did not reveal the details of exactly what happened in her tweets posted on her official Twitter handle. The first lady also urged the security agencies to follow President Buhari's guidelines on quarantining of people with suspected to have come in contact with those infected with COVID-19 disease.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) raised the alarm over what it claimed was alleged shooting inside the premises of the presidential villa, Aso Rock.
In a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday, June 13, the PDP claimed it had reports that there was "shooting and security breaches within the precincts of the Presidential villa following a reported degenerated squabble among family members and officials of the Buhari Presidency."
The party, in the statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it was concerned that disagreements between the Nigerian first lady's staff and her husband's aides would degenerate into a shooting.
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