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Presidency speaks on Buhari’s Convoy attack.

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The state of insecurity in Nigeria has climaxed as the convoy of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed forces was attacked yesterday by gunmen.

According to official report the attack on the Presidential convoy had two persons injured and they are now receiving treatments at an undisclosed hospital.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, 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.”

In the same vein two officers were killed yesterday in Katsina where the attack on the president’s convoy took place. Another top police officer was also killed same state.

“In the past 24 hours in Nigeria, suspected armed bandits kidnapped a Chinese national in Kwara; attacked the advanced convoy of President Buhari in Katsina; and launched a raid on the Kuje prison in Abuja. These actors could play a defining role in the February 2023 elections,” Ryan Cummings, a security analyst, wrote on Twitter.


These attacks by bandits have led to serious unrest and agitation among citizens of the federal republic of Nigeria.

As of the time of this report, apart from confirming the attack on the presidential convoy, the Presidency has yet to speak on the other attacks.


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