The governor of Kano State Abdullahi Gnaduje was attacked along the Abuja-Jos expressway, The Guardian exclusively reports.
Luckily, the governor who was traveling to a function with his convoy and some press people escaped unharmed from the attack.
According to the report by The Guardian, the ambush on the governor happened when his envoy came upon a barricade set up by the armed robbers at a densely forested and rocky environment along the highway to Jos.
Malam Saliu Tanko Yakasai, the governor’s Director General on Media confirmed the attack, saying that the journey was continued with despite the unexpected attack. This is because the security personnel traveling with Ganduje was able to put the situation under control.
An eye witness to the unfortunate event that unfolded narrated thus-
“It took the intervention of Mobile policemen and members of Department of Security Service attached to the governor to save the situation. We observed that the pilot car leading the convoy slowed down and there was a road block mounted by robbers. It was late into the night and suddenly the mobile Police opened fire on the robbers, while the DSS and other police men in the convoy later joined in the shooting till the robbers scampered away,” the source narrated.”