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BREAKING: 2 injured as terrorists attack presidential convoy in Katsina

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Suspected bandit terrorists have attacked the advance convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State.

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, confirmed the attack in a statement on Tuesday.

He said a convoy of the advance team of security guards, as well as protocol and media officers ahead of the President’s trip to Daura for Sallah came under attack near Dutsinma in Katsina.

The attackers, according to Mr Shehu, opened fire on the convoy from ambush positions, but they were repelled by operatives of the military, police, and the State Security Service, SSS, accompanying the convoy.

“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.

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“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,” Mr Shehu said.

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