The Nigerian Army has confirmed attack by suspected terrorists of the troops of the Guards Brigade (Presidential Guard) around Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The Assistant Director of the Army Public Relations, Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Abakpa, who confirmed the attack today, July 25, said that soldiers were attacked by suspected terrorists but were repelled successfully.
According to him, three soldiers were wounded during the cross-firing, adding that they have been evacuated to a medical facility and are receiving treatment.
“They 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.”
There were Intelligence reports, according to military sources, that the terrorists have laid siege to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with the intention to attack the Law School in Bwari and other government facilities.
It was learnt that troops of 7 Guards Battalion on routine patrol along Kubwa – Bwari road were ambushed by the suspected terrorists, who laid siege to the city but authorities said they were on the trail of the assailants.
“The ambush happening within the general area of Bwari shows that the terrorists are actually within the location and possibly to carry out their plans of attacking the Law School in Bwari as earlier reported,” the source stated.