Disaster was averted on Thursday in Kebbi, as young man in his mid -30s swooped on President Muhammadu Buhari as he was having a photo session with some farmers in the state.
Witnesses told newsreportersng.com that the young man had charged at the president but was prevent from getting to him by some of the farmers before the president’s security aides swooped on him.
The security aides wrestled the man to the ground as he struggled to complete his mission. (SEE VIDEO)
However the Presidency has denied an attack on the President saying that the man stopped by security operatives in Kebbi was over excited by seeing the president.
A witness told this media outfit that security operatives scrambled to stop an unidentified man who wanted to jump at President Buhari during a photo session in Argungun Kebbi state.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, explained later that the man was simply over excited without knowing the security implications of his manner of approach.
“I was not there but people who were there told me that he tried to reach the president out of excitement, but he didn’t know the security implication of such action,” he said on the telephone.