The convoy of Kano state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, was attacked by Gunmen suspected to be bandits along Shema in Katsina State on their way back to Kano from Zamfara State.
DAILY GIST gathered that Ganduje narrowly escaped death as deadly bandits unleashed an attack on his convoy on their way back to Kano state.
A security source, who confirmed the incident, disclosed that three security personnel attached to the governor’s convoy sustained varying degrees of injuries.
Governor Ganduje was in Zamfara State to attend the formal defection of Governor Bello Matawale of Zamfara into the All Progressives Congress (APC).
However, after the occasion, he joined Jigawa State Governor, Muhammadu Abubakar Badaru, back to Kano.
A source hinted that Governor Ganduje was not happy that his convoy did not fill their tanks for the return journey and he ordered them to proceed while he joined Badaru.
However, on their way back to Kano, the convoy came under heavy gun attacks from the bandits, but was repealed by the security in the Kano Government convoy.
In the ensuing gun duel, three police officers sustained minor bullet injuries, while the convoy ambulance was riddled with bullets.
Another vehicle was said to have lost its tires after being hit by bullets. It however managed to drive to a safer place before they changed their tires.
Kano State Commissioner for Information Muhammad Garba confirmed the development.
Garba, who disclosed that slight injuries were recorded, however, insisted that the Ganduje was not in the convoy