President Muhammadu Buhari’s has been attacked by gunmen in his Dutsinma, near his native home Daura, Katsina State.
In a statement late on Tuesday, a presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu said the President was not in the convoy.
It was the advance team of the President.
Shehu said no one died as operatives of the military, the Department of State Services aand the Nigeria Police repelled the gunmen.
Two persons were, however, injured.
Shehu said: “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 Eid-el-Kabir.
“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”.
Katsina is one of the states most affected by banditry. Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands kidnapped in the state since President Buhari, the home boy, assumed office.
Apart from Katsina, other states that have suffered from similar attacks include Sokoto, Zamfara and Kaduna.
The attacks have continued despite the President’s repeated promises and those of other government officials.
Story source: PREMIUM Times