The Presidency has confirmed an attack on the convoy of cars carrying the Advance Team of security guards, protocol and media officers ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Daura in Katsina State for Sallah.
It described the shooting incident near Dutsinma, Katsina State as sad and unwelcome.
Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, in a statement on Tuesday night stated that “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.”
This newspaper earlier reported that terrorists killed the Police Area Commander of Dutsinma, Katsina State, ACP Aminu Umar.
The Area Commander was killed in a gun battle with the terrorists in Zakka forest, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State on Tuesday.