The attack was verified in a statement by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, headed “Gallant Presidential guards repel attack on advance team ahead of President’s arrival.”
However, it also stated that the military, police, and Department of State Services troops in the convoy managed to drive away the terrorists.
It 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 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.”
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