JUST IN: Two injured as terrorists attack Buhari’s advance team convoy in Katsina 


Two people have been injured as terrorists on Tuesday attacked President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance team convoy near Dutsinma, Katsina State.

The team was on its way to Daura, Katsina State, the hometown of the president, ahead of Buhari’s visit for the Sallah holiday.

According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) on Tuesday night,  the terrorists were repelled by the security personnel on the convoy.

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It said the wounded were being treated while all other personnel arrived at Daura safely.

The statement read: “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, the President’s hometown.”