The National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, has officially apologised to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, over harassment by security agents who insisted on searching the latter’s car for bombs at an event in Kaduna on Monday.
This was confirmed by a Facebook post by Special Adviser on Media to the Speaker, Imam Dalhatu Imam on Wednesday.
“I can confirm that the Speaker’s Office has received a letter from the NSA’s tendering unreserved apology over what happened in Kaduna,” the message reads.
The letter, Imam said, “reaffirmed the respect the NSA has for the person and office of the Speaker. It also regretted what happened.”
Dasuki had on Tuesday set up a panel to probe the harassment of the Speaker at Hotel 17 in Kaduna, venue of an international conference on security and development challenges of pastoralists in West and Central Africa.
The event was organised by the office of the NSA.
Tambuwal, who arrived at the venue at about 9.20am ahead of other dignitaries, was subjected to thorough search, forcing his security details to protest.
Their protest however fell on deaf ears as the soldiers stood their grounds.
The development forced the Speaker, who was visibly angry, out of the car and walked for about 50 meters into the conference hall, leaving behind his official car.