A convoy carrying Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s team was attacked by gunmen in Katsina, his home state in the north.
According to Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman, two people were injured in the advance convoy of security guards, protocol officers, and media officers.
The convoy was on its way to the president’s hometown of Daura to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha this weekend when the attackers opened fire.
The military, however, repelled them, according to the presidency.
Katsina is one of the states in Nigeria’s northwestern region most affected by banditry.
Since 2015, many people have been killed and thousands have been kidnapped in the region.