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Two injured as gunmen attack Buhari’s convoy

Bashir Sani July 6, 2022 23


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THE Presidency last night confirmed gunmen attack on the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance team to Katsina.

The Presidency also said that two persons, who sustained injuries as a result of the attack, were receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

President Buhari is expected to be in Katsina, his home state, on Friday to observe the Eid festival.

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 President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Daura for Eid.

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.

Terrorists Kill ACP In Katsina

Terrorists on Tuesday ambushed and killed the Area Commander, Dutsinma while on clearance operation of recalcitrant bandits/terrorists, in Zakka forest, Safana LGA of Katsina state.police Area Commander.

A statement signed by SP Gambo Isah, Police Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Police Force, Katsina State Command identified the Area Commander as ACP Aminu Umar.

The statement reads:

 “Today 05/07/2022 at about 1130hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists numbering over 300, on motorcycles, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles and General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), ambushed ACP Aminu Umar, Area Commander, Dutsinma and team, while on clearance operation of recalcitrant bandits/terrorists, in Zakka forest, Safana LGA of Katsina state. Consequently, the Area Commander and one other gallantly lost their lives during a cross exchange of gun fire”.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda, on behalf of the officers and men of the Command expressed his deep sympathy to the family of the deceased and prayed to almighty Allah to repose their souls in Jannatul Firdausi.

Dabban reaffirms the Nigeria Police Force commitment on the ongoing onslaught against terrorism in the state until it is completely routed out, please.

Bandits Attack Kuje Prison, FCT

Kuje Medium Prison on Tuesday night came under heavy bombardments by unknown terrorists, throwing the entire area Council into confusion.

The first explosion, a high capacity bomb, went off around 10.25pm. It was followed by second and third blast and sporadic gunshots that left the residents scampering into safety.

Few hours earlier, security report had alerted the prison officials of possible attacks of the medium prison.

A prison staff, who confirmed the attack in a chat with Daily Sun, explained that the attackers had come from the back of the prison yard.

More soon…

 

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