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BREAKING: Gunmen attack Buhari’s Guards in Katsina
A suspected armed group reportedly has attacked a presidential convey in Katsina State ahead of President Mohammadu Buhari’s visit.
According to a post by the Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity to the president, Garba Shehu, the incident occurred near Katsina’s Dutsinma on Tuesday.
The affected vehicles are said to be conveying an Advanced Team of security guards including protocol and media officers.
Based on his Adesina, the gunmen had ambushed the convoy before opening a fire attack but were repelled by a joint security team, both Police, Soldiers, etc.
Two persons amongst the victims sustained a minor injury and have been placed on medical treatment while the rest proceeded on their journey.
President Buhari has since condemned the incident, describing it as ‘sad a d unwelcome’.
Nigeria has been faced with a high level of security challenges under Buhari’s watch. The recent target has been Christain worshippers mainly within the Northern part of the country.