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DSS denies killing Presidential security intruder at Argungu

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The Department of Security Services (DSS) has refuted reports that its men killed the intruder, who tried to break the security cordon to attack President Muhammadu Buhari at Argungu, Kebbi state on Thursday.

The DSS in a statement on Saturday by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, dismissed the reports, saying the intruder, one Mohammed Jammil Guddare, only made “overzealous but futile attempt to have an unauthorised handshake with the President thus breaching security protocols”.

According to the statement, the intruder was stopped by Security details and arrested for thorough investigation.

The DSS spokesman said further that preliminary investigation revealed that he is not a hostile person but an overzealous enthusiast of the President.

He added that the   Service had reviewed the video of the incident and was taking measures against its personnel found to have been negligent in their duties.