August 9, 2022

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20 months after Kankara assaults: Terrorists open hearth on presidential convoy, safety brokers counter, bomb Kuje jail 


Forward of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Eid-el-Kabir go to to Daura, his hometown in Katsina state, some terrorists laid ambush and opened hearth on the Presidential Guards and different members of the advance staff at Dutsinama, a suburb of the state.

Though there was no life misplaced within the incident, the Presidency described it as “unhappy and unwelcome.” It was gathered that two members of the staff sustained minor accidents and receiving remedy.

Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu confirmed the event in a late night assertion Tuesday.

Titled ‘Gallant Presidential Guards Repel Assault On Advance Staff Forward Of President’s Go to,’ the assertion reads: “The Presidency has described as unhappy and unwelcome, the taking pictures incident close to Dutsinma, Katsina State, on the convoy of vehicles carrying the Advance Staff of safety guards, protocol and media officers forward of the President, Muhammadu Buhari’s journey to Daura for Sallah.

“The attackers opened hearth on the convoy from ambush positions however had been repelled by the army, police and DSS personnel accompanying the convoy.

“Two individuals within the convoy are receiving remedy for the minor accidents they suffered. All the opposite personnel, workers and automobiles made it safely to Daura.”

Kankara

The incident occurred barely one and half years after (closely) armed bandits as then recognized and known as, stormed Authorities Science Secondary Faculty (GSS), Kankara  in Kankara native authorities space of  the some twenty 4 hours after the president arrived Daura on a one-week non-public go to.

Within the assault, some college students of the college, primarily boys, had been kidnapped however later launched December 17, 2020, some 5 days after their abduction.

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Previous to that point, the bandits had launched a number of assaults on cities and villages, killing some folks and abducting others within the state to unknown areas for ransom.

Kuje Jail underneath assault

In a associated improvement, gunmen Tuesday evening attacked Kuje Medium Jail throwing the realm into chaos.

A resident of the realm advised Blueprint underneath anonymity {that a} excessive capability explosives went off round 10.25pm.

He mentioned there have been sporadic gunshots that unsettled the residents.

“We’re at residence now. We’re listening to gunshots in all places. The scenario is admittedly scaring, particularly for a few of us who’re very near the jail yard,” he mentioned.

The trio of spokesman of the Nigeria Correctional Service Abubakar Danlami Umar, Pressure Public Relations Officer Olumuyiwa Adejobi and spokesman of the FCT Police Command, DSP Adeh Josephine had been but to remark on the time of this report.