The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu in a statement released On Thursday said the security official involved in the incidental shooting is not attached to the State House.
“According to the reports received so far, the security official involved is not attached to the State House. Rather, he came on invitation as a witness in an ongoing investigation and was required, as is the rule, to surrender his weapon at the gates before entry.
“It was in the process of conducting the normal safety precaution as professionally required that the pistol accidentally fired.
“Unfortunately, the security operative and the lady by his side, a caterer in the State House, were hit by a pellet of the bullet. Both of them were attended to at the clinic and discharged”, he said.