President Muhammadu Buhari’s security team was attacked on Tuesday, when gunmen opened fire in Katsina state.
Buhari was scheduled to visit his hometown during the Sallah celebration which will hold over the weekend.
The president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, who confirmed the attack in a statement on Tuesday, said two persons sustained injuries.
Shehu added that the security team was on its way to Daura to prepare for the president’s visit when it was attacked.
“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 statement reads.
“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.”