A yet to be identified young man has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari in Kebbi state. Buhari who went to declare open the Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival in the state was surprised to see a man who charged at him.
Though the reason for the attack is yet to be known but it won’t be far from the economic hardship/melt down and other socio-political crises bedeviling the country.
Reacting, Presidency through Femi Adesina, refuted the news, saying that the man came to greet Buhari and was accosted by Mr Presidents security guards.
He said that the story was concocted by mischief makers, noting that the young man was surprised to see Buhari in a close distance.
Read the full statement below:
ALLEGED ATTACK ON PRESIDENT BUHARI IN KEBBI: CONTORTIONISTS AT WORK AGAIN
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.
Special Adviser to the President