By Elohor Igbru
Fear and terror seem to have descended on the residents of the Federal Capital Territory, after terrorists ambushed a detachment of soldiers from the Guards Brigade along Kubwa Bwari road and injuring three in the ensuing gunfight.
The Guards Brigade are responsible for securing the FCT and the President.
The situation is happening barely 24 hours after a group of terrorists revealed in a video that they intend to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
The bandits, according to military sources were headed to the Nigerian Law School in Bwari when they ran into the troops.
According to sources, troops of 7 Guards Battalion on routine patrol along Kubwa – Bwari road were ambushed by the suspected terrorists. The source said three soldiers were injured during the attack and have been evacuated to the hospital.
“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.
Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Abakpa, confirmed that soldiers were attacked by suspected terrorists but were repelled successfully.
He added the wounded soldiers have been evacuated to a medical facility and were 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”.
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