MAIDUGURI, Nigeria

Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into a shooting incident at his official residence.

Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu in a statement on Monday said the president has directed that the law be allowed to take its course.

“The Presidency wishes to acknowledge concerns expressed by several members of the public regarding the recent incident among the occupants of the State House in which escalation led to the arrest of some staff by the police,” he said.

According to local media reports, a security guard of the first lady fired shots in the air during an altercation with a Nigerian leader over the observance of coronavirus measures.

“The First Lady’s Aide-de-camp, Usman Shugaba fired shots in an attempt to force President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Assistant Sabiu Yusuf into self-isolation over COVID-19 fears,” Nigerian leading daily, The Sun reported on Monday.

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