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Few Dead, Two Injured as Bandits Attack Buhari’s Convoy En Route Daura

When bandits attacked the advance team of security guards, protocol officers, and media officers yesterday in preparation for President Muhammadu Buhari’s Sallah visit to his birthplace of Daura, Katsina State, a few persons lost their lives and two others suffered minor injuries.
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Since then, the presidency has called the nefarious deed a sad and regrettable occurrence.
This is in light of the fact that yesterday, after a bloody gunfight, robbers attacked and killed Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP Aminu Umar Dayi, who was in command of the Dutsinma Area Command in Katsina.
In a related development, alleged terrorists attempted to attack the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja Friday night but were repulsed by security personnel, who thwarted their plot.
In a statement issued last night by the president’s spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the administration revealed that while two people were already receiving medical attention, a few people died as a result of the incident.
The terse statement continued, “However, other people, workers, and vehicles arrived at Daura without incident.”
The shooting incident occurred close to Dutsinma, Katsina State, according to a statement from the president with the title “Gallant Presidential Guards Repel Attack on Advance Team Ahead of President’s Visit.”
The military, police, and DSS employees who were with the convoy were able to repel the terrorists who began fire on it from ambush positions.
“Few personnel who lost their lives have been dropped off at the hospital, and two members of the convoy are undergoing treatment for minor injuries they sustained. The rest of the employees, people, and vehicles arrived at Daura without incident, according to the statement.
A police force was purportedly escorted to Kurfi by the deceased assistant commissioner of police, who was killed yesterday, where they executed one of the bandits’ commanders.
The bandits allegedly gathered in large numbers yesterday and set up an ambush to exact revenge for the murder of one of them after learning that their boss had been killed.
Unfortunately for the late Dutsinma Area Commander, his squad was attacked and defeated by the thugs during their routine operation to clear the area of terrorists, which resulted in his death and the death of another officer.
Many of the hoodlums were killed and captured when the late ACP led the war against bandits on multiple occasions.
However, SP Gambo Isah, a spokesperson for the Katsina Force Command, verified the event.
“Today, July 6, 2022, at around 1130 a.m., a distress call was received that terrorists, numbering over 300, were ambushing ACP Aminu Umar, Area Commander, Dutsinma, and team, while on clearance operation of recalcitrant bandits/terrorists, in Zakka forest, Safana LGA of Katsina state. The terrorists were riding motorcycles and firing sporadically with AK 47 rifles Consequently, amid a cross-fire of gunfire, the Area Commander and another brave person were killed.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Idrisu Dabban Dauda, extends his sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and prays to almighty Allah to rest their souls in Jannatul Firdausi on behalf of the officers and men of the Command.
“Please,” said Daban, “reaffirm the Nigeria Police Force’s commitment to the continuing campaign against terrorism in the state.”
According to sources and locals in the region, the gunmen attacked the Kuje Correctional Centre at around 10 p.m. with heavy gunfire, but security personnel were able to repel the onslaught.
The sources also revealed that the facility was the target of shootings that lasted for more than an hour as the terrorists allegedly tried to break in using bombs and other weapons.
However, no official statement has been released on the development as of the time of publication.

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