President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday
evening, escaped death from an accidental discharge of one of the
security agents attached to the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
During the incident, a female worker in
the Presidential villa sustained multiple injuries on her abdomen, back
and thigh as a result of the gun shot.
She was subsequently rushed to the State House Medical Centre in Asokoro for medical treatment
According to Punch, the operative was
said to be trying to empty the weapon before submitting it at the
security point when the bullet went off.
The operative and the female worker, who was also making her way into the premises at the time, were injured in the process.
Recal,l that on February 23, 2016, a
similar incident happened in the Presidential Villa where a security
operative, attached to the delegation of the Danish Foreign Affairs
Minister, Mr. Kristian Jensen, who visited Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo,
was said to have attempted to pass through the last security checkpoint
with his weapon.
Based on the rules, security men,
attached to the same Administrative Reception, where the last screening
always takes place, were said to have told him that he could not go
beyond the point with his weapon. In the process of submitting the
weapon to operatives, the gun went off.