Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State.
On Tuesday, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance convoy was ambushed and attacked in his native state of Katsina.
The incident took place in Dutsinma, which is around 152 kilometres from Buhari’s hometown of Daura.
Garba Shehu, Buhari’s spokesperson, said the convoy comprised an advance squad of security guards, protocol officials, and media officers.
“The attackers opened fire on the convoy from ambush positions but were repelled by the military, police and DSS personnel accompanying the convoy,” Shehu said.
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Shehu stated that two people in the convoy were being treated for minor injuries and that all other employees, staff, and vehicles arrived safely in Daura.
However, a police official in Katsina reported that on the same day, an assistant commissioner of police, Aminu Umar, and another police officer were murdered in a terrorist ambush in Dutsinma.
He said Umar and his team were on a “clearance operation” when they were ambushed by “terrorists numbering over 300 on motorcycles, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles and General Purpose Machine Guns.”
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