An advance team of President Muhammadu Buhari to Katsina State ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations was yesterday attacked by terrorists who have been terrorising people in the state and environs for long.
The convoy of cars carrying the advance team of security guards, protocol and media officers of the State House was attacked in Dutsinma, Katsina State yesterday evening.
Two persons were reportedly injured in the attack described by the presidency as an ambush.
The incident happened ahead of President Buhari’s expected visit to Daura, his hometown, tomorrow, for the Sallah celebration on Saturday.
A presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, who confirmed the attack on the presidential convoy, said two persons were injured.
In a statement titled, ‘gallant presidential guards repel attack on advance team of president’s visit’, the presidency described the attack as sad.
“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,” he said.