Unknown gunmen attacked Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s convoy in Katsina, Nigeria.
According to reports, the convoy was on its way to the president’s hometown of Daura to celebrate the Eid-ul-Adha Muslim festival this weekend when the attackers opened fire.
The convoy was made up of security guards, protocol officers, and media officers, and two people were injured in the attack.
The presidential statement confirmed the attack and described how the convoy was ambushed on their way to Daura.
“The Presidency has described the incident 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“, the spokesperson indicated.
The people who sustained injuries have received treatment and other personnel arrived at Daura safely.
Katsina is one of the states in north-west Nigeria affected by criminal activities of bandits.