The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Reuben Abati, has denied reports that the seat of power in Abuja came under heavy attack early Sunday morning after prolonged sounds of gun shots were heard.
According to Abati, President Goodluck Jonathan is “safe and well” adding that what happened was an incident of failed jailbreak attempt at the heavily guarded Headquarters of the Department of State Service, which is close to the presidential villa.
In a series of tweets, the presidential spokesperson said: “What happened at the SSS HQ this morning was an attempted jailbreak which has been effectively foiled. There is no cause for alarm.
“What happened at the SSS HQs has nothing to do with the Villa. President Jonathan is safe & well. Thank you for your concern & support”, he tweeted.