The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu confirmed the incident in a press statement on Tuesday.
According to Garba Shehu, the convoy of cars carrying the advance team of security guards, as well as the protocol and media officers ahead of the President’s trip to Daura for Sallah were attacked by a group of terrorists near Dutsinma in Katsina.
The bandits were said to have opened fire on the convoy from ambush positions, but they were repelled by operatives of the military, police, and the Department of State Services (DSS) accompanying the convoy.
He stated that during the shootout, about two persons in the convoy sustained minor injuries. He added that these two injured officers are currently receiving treatment while all other persons made it safely to Daura.