Just in: Gunmen attack President Buhari’s convoy in Katsina, two persons injured

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A group of daredevil gunmen opened fire on President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance convoy deployed in Katsina State ahead of his trip to Daura, his home town for Sallah celebrations on Tuesday.

Reacting to the development in a statement presidential aide, Garba Shehu hailed the Presidential Security Guards for successfully repelling the attack.

“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.”

Garba Shehu’s statement is reproduced hereunder in extenso

GALLANT PRESIDENTIAL GUARDS REPEL ATTACK ON ADVANCE TEAM AHEAD OF PRESIDENT’S VISIT

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.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
July 5, 2022

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