More details emerged on Wednesday about the recent attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s convoy in Katsina state, with some eyewitnesses explaining how they narrowly escaped death during the attack.
Reports broke out on Tuesday, explaining how an advance team of President Buhari was attacked near Dutsinma in Katsina.
The advance team including security operatives were heading for Daura, Buhari’s hometown, ahead of Sallah, when they were attacked yesterday.
But while presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the President was not in the attacked convoy, some of the people, who witnessed the attack, have explained how they escaped from it.
One of the eyewitnesses who is a resident of Katsina, annonymously said the attack was repelled by “gallant presidential guards”.
The eyewitness, who said he was nearly caught in the middle of the clash, disclosed that he and some persons hid in a nearby bush to avoid being killed.
He noted that they were on their way back to Dutsinma from Kankara, when they saw bandits in their number, crossing the road on motorcycles and had to run for safety.
He said some of them ran into the Turare village while others hid in the bushes, until they sighted a long military convoy which eventually cleared the road for them to reach Dutsin-Ma.