Guards brigade confirms ambush of troops by terrorists in Abuja
The Guards Brigade has confirmed reports that its men were ambushed by terrorists, who inflicted serious injuries on the elite security officers.
Also signal on the attack, hints that the Nigerian Law School in Bwari may be targeted for attack.
Spokesperson of the Guards, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa who confirmed the attack, noted that the ambush happened within the general area of Bwari which shows that the terrorist’s were actually within the location and possibly preparing to carry out their plans to attack the Nigerian law school in Bwari as earlier reported.”
He said the wounded soldiers were immediately evacuated to the Military Hospital for immediate medical attention.
“Yes, they (troops) were attacked and the attack was successfully repelled. We had a few wounded in action who have been taken to the hospital and are receiving treatments.
“At the moment our troops are still combing the general area to get rid of the criminals that have been threatening the general area. It is advised that residents go about their lawful businesses and keep cooperating with us by giving us timely information to enable us win the fight against the criminals”.
Solacebase reports that the primary duty of the Guards Brigade is to provide security for the country’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja especially the Presidential Villa.
The report says that the troops were ambushed along Bwari-Kubwa Road while on routine patrol when they were attacked.
The report further states that the ambush was forcefully repelled by the Guards Brigade troops who restored sanity to the area immediately.
It was also gathered that the wounded soldiers were immediately evacuated to the Military Hospital for immediate medical attention.
This is coming barely 24 hours after terrorists named President Muhammadu Buhari, Kaduna Governor Nasir Rufai and other government officials as their next targets.