Gunmen suspected to be bandits have opened fire on the security team of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state on Tuesday.
The presidency officials was on their way to Katsina for sallah celebration ahead of President Buhari’s visit.
Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman confirmed the attack in a statement made available to Journalists on Tuesday evening.
He said two persons sustained injuries.
He added that the security team was on its way to Daura to prepare for the president’s visit when it was attacked.
The statement reads in part;
“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 statement reads.
“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.”