Abba Kyari: We were unable to welcome fighters to whip swarm at entombment – Presidency


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The Presidency has opened up on the group that went to the internment ceremonies of previous Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari at the Gudu Cemetery, Abuja.

Addressing columnists, Garba Shehu, the President’s associate on Media and Publicity, said there was nothing they could do to bar the group.

Shehu said they didn’t welcome the group at the memorial service and couldn’t have welcomed officers to whip and pursue them away.

He clarified further that the entombment was deferred in their endeavor to keep up social removing yet needed to continue as more individuals continued trooping to the burial ground

“Was there any greeting for the general population to desired the entombment? Return to my Twitter handle and read what I posted. From 10am, when we got the body at the air terminal, we communicated something specific out that the burial service will be private and that people in general ought to please proceed to appeal to God for Abba Kyari.

“We likewise said no sympathy visits to the President and family. What would we be able to do? Is it accurate to say that we are going to welcome warriors to lash individuals who came to offer their final appreciation to the man?

“We didn’t welcome individuals. We were attempting to move individuals back and watch social removing and it was postponing the memorial service. We simply need to do it since individuals are not prepared to leave. What are we going to do?” he inquired.

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