The attack is reported to have been carried out by Al-Shabaab militants who fled the scene after the incident.
At least one soldier was killed in the attack, and two other guards were injured, Al-Shabaab said.
Al-Shabaab’s statement also said that he escaped unharmed, the chairman of the Qooqaani area of the Jubbaland administration.
Al-Shabaab said in a statement that the governor was under threat from the attack, according to the statement.
There have been no comments from Jubbaland officials on the attack following a brief confrontation.
The situation is now calm, and the troops have been frustrated with where they are headed from, according to local sources.
Most of al-Shabaab attack on government forces and take the region mainly between Juba.