In Abuja, gunmen thought to be terrorists have attacked the members of the 7 Guards Brigade, which guards the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the Presidential Villa.
They were ambushed, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 while on patrol along the Kubwa-Bwari Road in Abuja.
Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa, a representative for the Guards Brigade; texted Channels Television on Tuesday to confirm the occurrence.
However, he said that the forces were able to repel the attack.
A couple of the soldiers were wounded in battle, according to Captain Abakpa. However, he added that they had been transported to a hospital for medical attention.
He added that the troops were combing the general area to get rid of the criminals who have been threatening the general area.
“They were attacked, and the attack was successfully repelled. We had a few (men) wounded in action who have been taken to the hospital and receiving treatment,” the Guards Brigade spokesman said.
He advised residents of Abuja to go about their lawful businesses and keep cooperating with the military; by providing timely information to enable them to curb the activities of the criminals.
“At the moment our troops are still combing the general area to get rid of the criminals who 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 to win the fight against the criminals,” Captain Abakpa added.
Meanwhile, the identities of some of the officers who lost their lives in an ambush by terrorists in Abuja have been unveiled.
Lieutenant Ibrahim Suleiman and Captain Samuel Attah, who were indigenes of Kogi State, were killed in the ambush.
Suleiman was the son of Col Suleiman Ahmodu Babanawa (rtd). He hailed from Okpo in Olamaboro Local Government Area. Late Attah was from Ibaji local government of the state.
The latest attack comes a day after the terrorists who kidnapped train passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna rail on March 28 released a new video.
In the clip which went viral on Sunday; they threatened to abduct President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State; as well as other top government officials.
The attack also came less than a month after terrorists invaded the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje, in the FCT; freeing all Boko Haram terror suspects in custody, alongside other inmates.
The terrorists have also threatened to launch massive attacks on the nation’s capital.