By Emmanuel Obisue
Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked the advance convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State.
This was confirmed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Tuesday.
He explained that a convoy of cars carrying the advance team of security guards, as well as protocol and media officers ahead of the President’s trip to Daura for Sallah came under attack near Dutsinma in Katsina.
The attackers, according to Shehu, opened fire on the convoy from ambush positions, but they were repelled by operative of the military, police and Department of State Services (DSS) accompanying the convoy.
He added that two persons in the convoy who sustained minor injuries were receiving treatment, while all other persons made it safely to Daura.
See full statement below:
GALLANT PRESIDENTIAL GUARDS REPEL ATTACK ON ADVANCE TEAM AHEAD OF PRESIDENT’S VISIT
The Presidency has described as sad and unwelcome, the shooting incident near Dutsinma, Katsina State, at the convoy of cars carrying the Advance Team of security guards, protocol and media officers ahead of the President, Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Daura for Sallah.
The attackers opened fire on the convoy from ambush positions but were repelled by the military, police and DSS personnel accompanying the convoy.
Two persons in the convoy are receiving treatment for the minor injuries they suffered. All the other personnel, staff and vehicles made it safely to Daura.