A video fast trending online captures the moment President, Muhammadu Buhari almost got attacked by a man in Argungu, Kebbi State.
In the video, which was posted by popular activist @segalink, the President posed for a photo session with the Kebbi State governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and other dignitaries when a man suddenly bombed into the session and headed straight for the President’s hand.
Some DSS officials were quick to stop the man and tackle him.
The president paid a visit to the town in Kebbi for the Argungun fish festival where the incident occurred on Thursday.
However, the Presidency on Thursday even reacted to the purported attack.
In a statement Thursday night, Presidential adviser, Femi Adesina said it was not an attempted attack by the man, against the president. He explained what happened:
“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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Watch the video below: