Femi Adesina, the special Adviser on Media in his statement on Thursday night stated that President Muhammadu Buhari was not attacked while on his visit to Kebbi.
The president was in Kebbi state to declare the opening of Argungu Fishing and Cultural Festival.
According to him, as Buhari went round the arena to inspect rice pyramids displayed and take photographs with farmers, a young man was very excited to see his president so close made an attempt to get to his President which was not allowed by the 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.” He said
“Malicious people always twist things to give a negative narrative. But they simply dash their heads against the wall. The country moves on”, Adesina added.
During the visit, President Buhari said that the re-emergence of the festival after 11 years of suspension was a signal of improved security in the North and Nigeria. He also promised that his administration will sustain investments in security infrastructure to boost cultural tourism and attract more investments in the entertainment industry.