A female worker in Presidential Villa was on Wednesday reportedly injured by an accidental discharge from a gun of one of the security agents attached to the federal house, Abuja.
The incident occurred at about 2.30pm at a security checkpoint at the Administrative Reception near a clinic, located on the premises. The operative was said to be trying to empty the weapon before submitting it at the security point when the bullet went off.
Similar incident had happen on February 23, 2016, about a year ago when a security operative attached to the delegation of the Danish Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Kristian Jensen, who visited Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, was said to have attempted to pass through the last security checkpoint with his weapon also committed the same error.
However, the operative and the female worker, who was also making her way into the premises at the time, were injured in the process.
The woman, who sustained injuries on her abdomen, back and thigh, was quickly taken to the clinic for first aid treatment.
She was thereafter driven to the State House Medical Centre in Asokoro for further medical attention. She was said to be in a stable condition at the time of filing this report.