Some-yet-to-identify gunmen on Tuesday attacked the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina State.
The development was confirmed by the spokesman of the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a statement late on Tuesday.
However, President Buhari was not in the convoy.
It was the advance team of the President.
Read the 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.
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
July 5, 2022