NIGERIA. Abuja: Eight Soldiers of the Nigerian Army Presidential Guard Brigade on patrol at the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been killed and two others injured by the gunmen.
The men of the Nigerian Army who were killed were on their way to the Nigerian Law School in Abuja for on-the-spot assessment after a distress call from the school management that gunmen had dropped a letter about their potential attack on the school. While the two officers were injured during the gunmen’s attack on the presidential convoy along Katsina road earlier this month.
It was gathered that the Troops were mobilized to the law school in Bwari to calm the situation when they were ambushed along the way by the unknown gunmen. This attack is coming a few days after the gunmen released a video clip threatening to abduct Buhari and the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru El-Rufai.
The recent attack which claimed eight lives of the Nigerian troops will be the second attack in July after gunmen attacked the presidential convoy when they were on their way to Daura, Katsina state in the company of Buhari to celebrate the Eid-il-Kabir festival. Also a few days ago, terrorists attacked Kuje prison and set hundreds of inmates free.
The casualties include a captain, a lieutenant and other three soldiers. This is the second attack on the Presidential Guard Brigade in one month.
Confirming the attack, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa, the spokesman of the Guards, said troops were already combing the general areas to ensure that no more terrorists is hibernating around the area.