Buhari’s Advance Team Attacked In Katsina convoy ambushed by gunmen

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Joseph Bakare

Spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a statement late on Tuesday, said the convoy of the president has been attacked by gunmen in Daura, Katsina State

However, he said Buhari was not in the convoy.

The statement on the development however said no one died as operatives of the Military, Department of State Services and Nigeria Police repelled the gunmen.

Two persons were, however, injured.

Shehu said: “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.”


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