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A band of terrorists on Tuesday opened fire on President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance convoy on its way to Daura, Katsina state ahead of the Sallah Celebrations.

Presidential aide, Garba Shehu, while confirming the incident to newsmen, hailed the Presidential Security Guards for successfully repelling the attack.

“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,” Mr Shehu said.

“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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