The man who was seen in a video who attempted to grab the president was shot, Daily Trust confirmed. Afterwards he was whisked to an unknown destination.
The man doesn’t appear to be carrying a weapon and was grabbed off from the President and the governors in Kebbi. The video didn’t go further.
Why he was shot remain bizarre as Femi Adesina, spokesman to the president, quickly tweeted that he was just an overzealous fan trying to shake his President.
A young man was very excited to see his President at the Argungu fishing festival. He made to walk straight to him for a handshake. Security details prevented it. Now, opposite people are passing it off as an attempt to attack the President. How malicious can some people be!
— Femi Adesina (@FemAdesina) March 12, 2020
We don’t know if Femi Adesina watched the video before he made it post, but it also appeared the young man was heading to Governor Badaru of Adamawa State and wanted to take a photo with them.