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Gunmen Attack President Buhari’s Convoy

The convoy of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s team has been attacked by some unidentified gunmen in Katsina, Nigeria.

The president was traveling in a convoy this weekend to his birthplace of Daura to celebrate the Muslim holiday Eid-ul-Adha when the assailants opened fire on them, according to reports.

Gunmen Attack President Buhari’s Convoy

Security officers, protocol officials, and media officers made comprised the convoy, where two people were hurt in the attack.

The attack was confirmed in a statement from the presidency, which also described how the convoy was ambushed while traveling 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.

 

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