Terrorists ambushed a convoy of cars carrying the Presidency’s advance team of security guards, protocol and media officers near Dutsinma, Katsina State, on Tuesday, killing two policemen.
The Presidency officials were on their way to Daura ahead of President Buhari’s visit to his hometown for Sallah.
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed the attack in a statement but did not confirm the number of casualties.
The statement titled “Gallant presidential guards repel attack on advance team ahead of President’s visit” 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.”
However, the Punch Newspaper reported that two police people were killed in the attack.