President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reached out to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan after unknown gunmen attacked his Otuoke country home in Bayelsa.
Naija News reports that the former president was unharmed in the attack which many suspect to be an assassination attempt.
A security operative attached to the house was feared dead in the attack but no official statement has been issued by the police or members of Jonathan’s family.
According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, Buhari put a call through to Jonathan to sympathise with him over the attack.
He reassured Jonathan of his safety and security as well as those of all Nigerians, remain the preoccupation of his administration.
“President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday put a call to former President Goodluck Jonathan to sympathise with him following an attack by gunmen on his Otuoke, Bayelsa State country residence.
“In the telephone conversation, Buhari expressed sadness over the “tragic and unfortunate attack,” during which a gallant soldier lost his life.
“While commending the soldiers on guard for bravely repelling the attack, the President condoled with family members as well as officers and men of the Nigerian Army over the loss of one of the guards.
“President Buhari assured that the protection of the life of the former leader and all citizens of the country will continue to be the major preoccupation of his administration,” the statement said.