Local media in Guyana reported that a man armed with a knife broke into the residence of President Irfan Ali in the capital, Georgetown, and attacked the building’s guards.
And the media indicate that the man came to the headquarters, demanding a meeting with the president. He stabbed a headquarters guard, took her weapon away from her, and then opened fire inside the building.
The presidential guard managed to take control of the situation, as the attacker was shot dead by the guards, and he himself was taken to the hospital as a result of the wound.
The wounded guard was also taken to the hospital, she is in serious condition.
According to media reports, the attacker is a citizen of Nigeria. It did not disclose any information about his possible motives.
It is noteworthy that Irrfan Ali is a left-wing politician of Indian origin, and since 2020 he has been the President of Guyana. He is the first Muslim president in his country’s history and the second Muslim head of state in the region. .