Troops of Guards Brigade, Nigerian Army on Monday were ambushed by terrorists in Abuja while on patrol around the Bwari -Kubwa road.
This comes barely 24 hours after terrorists in a video on Sunday named President Muhammad Bihari, Malam Nasir Rufai and other government officials as the next targets.
The troops who were on routine patrol along Kubwa – Bwari repelled the attack but three soldiers were injured during the attack.
The Nigerian Army Guards Brigade provides security for the Presidential Villa, the nation’s Federal Capital, Abuja and neighbouring communities.
Spokesperson of the Guards, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa who confirmed the attack, said 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”.
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.