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General News of Monday, 25 July 2022


Terrorists attack Presidential Guards after threat to abduct Buhari

Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

Armed bandits in Abuja have reportedly attacked troops of the Guards Brigade barely 24 hours after the terrorists threatened to abduct President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai in a viral video.

According to reports, three soldiers sustained injuries during the ambush which has caused panic among residents in the Federal Capital Territory.

The bandits were said to have been heading to the Nigerian Law School in Bwari when they came across the troops.

According to military sources, There were Intelligence reports indicating that the terrorists plans to attack the Law School in Bwari and other government facilities in Abuja.

One of the sources said the troops of 7 Guards Battalion on routine patrol along Kubwa – Bwari road were ambushed by the suspected terrorists. Adding that three soldiers were injured during the attack and are currently undergoing medical attention.

“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 the attack. He said;

“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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