BREAKING: Gunmen attack Buhari’s convoy in Katsina ahead of Sallah visit

By AdvocateNews on 05/07/2022

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President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Suspected gunmen on Tuesday attacked and opened fire on the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State ahead of the president’s visit to the State.

Buhari had scheduled to visit Daura for the Sallah break and an advance team of security guards, protocol and media officers had already arrived in the State.

The attackers opened fire on the convoy while on its way to Daura 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.

Meanwhile, Buhari, in a statement by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, has described the development as not welcomed.

Garba Shehu confirmed the attack in the statement that reads: “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”.

Posted 05/07/2022 11:11:36 PM

 

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