A yet-to-be-distinguished man charged at President Muhammadu Buhari in Kebbi State on Thursday, March 12, 2020, bringing up issues about the security of Nigeria’s main resident and the capability of the individuals who watch over him.
In the eight-second clasp that has been making the rounds and which was made accessible to Pulse in no time before 12 PM, the man who was wearing a dark customary outfit, brutally made for President Buhari as he postured for photos with Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu and different dignitaries.
Buhari was in Birnin Kebbi for the Agricultural Fair and Display, a piece of the 2020 Argungu International Fishing Festival.
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Onlookers reveal to Naijapalaba News that the man was wrestled to the ground and packaged into a security van soon a while later.
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The president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, rejected the episode as a tempest in a teacup; proposing that the man was an admirer and aficionado of the president and that the situation was a long way from an irritating.
“A youngster was eager to see his leader at the Argungu angling celebration. He made to walk directly to him for a handshake. Security subtleties forestalled it. Presently, inverse (sic) individuals are making it look like an endeavor to assault the president. How malevolent would some be able to individuals be!” Adesina said.
The country’s security offices have been tight-lipped on the man’s personality or expectations.
The presidency’s side of the story
In a statement he signed afterwards, Adesina said; “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.”