Suspected rebells attacked the security convoy of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina state yesterday.

Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu issued a statement confirming the attack on Tuesday.

Two people in the convoy sustained minor injuries when the convoy, which was on its way to Daura, Buhari’s hometown was attacked.

The convoy was carrying a team of security guards as well as protocol and media officers, to prepare for Buhari’s visit.

Buhari is scheduled to visit Katsina during the Sallah celebration, an Islamic festival, which will be held over the weekend.