The presidency has clarified the claims that the man who charged towards President Buhari wanted to attack him.
Information Nigeria recalls a video capturing the moment a man from Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival charged towards the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari to try to attack him surfaced online.
According to the Presidency, the man, who is farmer, couldn’t contain his excitement when he saw the president for the first time in person.
Read the full statement below;
“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.
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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”
See the tweet below:
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
ALLEGED ATTACK ON PRESIDENT BUHARI IN KEBBI: CONTORTIONISTS AT WORK AGAIN
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) March 12, 2020