Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu says bandits have attacked the advance convoy of the president in Katsina State.
Shehu who confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday night said two persons in the convoy sustained minor injuries were receiving treatment while other persons made it safely to president Buhari’s home town.
The SSA on media to the president disclosed that the convoy attacked by the bandits was the advance team of Mr President to Daura, ahead of his sallah visit to his hometown
He said the convoy was carrying security personnel, media crew and protocol officers.
The attackers, according to Shehu, opened fire on the convoy from ambush positions, but they were repelled by operatives of the military, police, and the Department of State Services (DSS) accompanying the convoy.
The attack on the President’s advance team is the latest in the series of criminal activities by the outlaws who have continued to terrorise communities in the North West and parts of the north-central region of the country.