Presidency Finally Reveals Why Buhari Was Absent At Late
COAS Attahiru’s Burial
The Presidency has opened up on why President Buhari didn’t
attend the burial of late Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 others
The burial took place on Saturday, May 22nd.
According to the Presidency, Mr Buhari needed at least 48 hours’
clearance before he would depart Presidential Villa to any event.
spokesperson, Lauretta Onochie revealed this on her social media page.
“For a President to be at any funeral or event outside the Presidential
Villa, the event must have at least 48 hours for intelligence operatives to do
surveillance and clearance before the President can go based on the Security
“In a case where the
COAS and his team died yesterday and had to be buried today, you don’t expect
the President to go there where there is no security clearance.”
“The minimum time of
48 hours wasn’t met. In insecurity parlance, funeral ceremonies are where
politically exposed persons face more risks.”