The convoy of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, was attacked by some heavily armed bandits along Shema-Kano highway in Katsina State on their way back to Kano from Zamfara State on Tuesday.
The governor’s security details engaged the brigands in fierce gun battle to pass through it was learnt.
GreenWhiteGreen, GWG gathered that Ganduje was not in the convoy which came under attack by bandits who blocked the Zamfara-Katsina-Kano Road, around Shema on Tuesday.
Governor Ganduje was in Zamfara State to attend the formal defection of Governor Bello Matawale of Zamfara State into the All Progressives Congress (APC).
However, after the occasion, he joined Jigawa State Governor, Muhammadu Abubakar Badaru, back to Kano.
A source hinted that Governor Ganduje was not happy that his convoy did not fill their fuel tanks for the return journey and he ordered them to proceed while he joined Badaru.
However, on their way back to Kano, the convoy came under heavy gun attacks from the bandits, but was repealed by the security in the Kano Governor’s convoy.
In the ensuing gun duel, three police officers sustained minor bullet injuries, while the convoy ambulance was riddled with bullets.
Another vehicle was said to have lost its tyres after being hit by bullets. It however managed to drive to a safer place before they changed their tyres.