Presidential Guard Telon Perreira who was stabbed by a Nigerian man who stormed State House earlier this month has been promoted.
Guyana President Irfaan Ali, who is Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and Acting Commissioner of Police Clifton Hicken visited the injured rank at his hospital bed and promoted him to the rank of Corporal.
Ali praised the rank for his bravery and courage.
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And Corporal Perreira told the President he is eager to return to work.
He was stabbed on the morning of December 15 by Nigerian, Bethel Ikena Chinezie.
Chinezie turned up at the southeastern guard hut at State House, President Irfaan Ali’s official residence, around 7:30 a.m. and confronted the security detail, telling them, “I want the President”.
He became agitated and pulled a knife from the waist of his pants, stabbing Telon Perreira five times. Chinezie then grabbed the officer’s gun and discharged several rounds before he was shot when other members of the President’s security detail returned fire.
The Nigerian who was also hospitalized recently regained consciousness.
Police investigations into the attack continue.
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