There was a mild drama towards the end of the 2023 Presidential Inauguration at Eagle Square in Abuja on Monday, as a young man breached protocol by climbing the podium in an attempt to hand over a letter to President Bola Tinubu.
According to Sahara Reporters, the man, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained, was dressed in a Babariga and was holding a brown envelope. His motive and intention for making such a move cannot be verified.
During the event, the young man had previously attempted a similar effort when he ran across the parade ground towards President Tinubu while he was inspecting the parade on the motorcade. However, security operatives quickly stopped him.
Surprisingly, he managed to find his way close to the stage, where he made another attempt to climb and rush towards the President. However, he was apprehended and whisked away by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Efforts by journalists covering the event to interview the suspect were rebuffed by the security agents.