Presidency confirms bandits’ attack on Buhari’s convoy in Katsina

Presidency confirms bandits’ attack on Buhari’s convoy in Katsina

The Presidency, on Tuesday, July 5, confirmed that unknown terrorists attacked President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance team convoy near Dutsinma, Katsina State, wounding two officials.

The team was on its way to Daura, Katsina State; the hometown of the President ahead of his visit there for the Sallah holiday.

According to a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the Presidency (Media & Publicity); the terrorists were repelled by the security personnel on the convoy.

It said the wounded are being treated while all other personnel arrived at Daura safely.

The Presidency statement 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.”

Meanwhile, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, a former governor of Ogun State, on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, declared that despite the “injustice” shown to his camp; he will support President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate.

Amosun declared that he would not obstruct any of his supporters from pursuing their political goals inside their preferred political party.

He begged to be excluded from the talks though; saying his main priority is to make sure Tinubu wins the 2023 presidential election.

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In addition, Amosun vowed to stick by the President till the end of his term on May 29, 2023; saying that no matter what happens, he will always be his buddy.

Meanwhile, Adekunle Akinlade, Amosun’s chosen candidate for the 2019 Ogun governorship election, resigned from the APC citing egregious injustice.

As a result of the national leadership of the party failing to ensure that a sharing formula suggested by the party’s reconciliation committee be followed in Ogun, it was learned that some other influential members of the Amosun political camp had also left the party.

 

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