Terrorists attack troops of Presidential Guards Brigade in Abuja

A file photo of troops. Source: Twitter-@HQNigerianArmy

The Troops of the 7 Guards Brigade which provides security for the Presidential Villa and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been attacked by gunmen suspected to be terrorists.

They were ambushed in the late hours of Monday while on patrol along the Kubwa-Bwari Road in the nation’s capital. A spokesperson for the Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa, confirmed the incident on Tuesday. He, however, said the attack was successfully repelled by the troops.

Captain Abakpa said a few of the men who were wounded in action have been taken to a hospital where they were receiving treatment. 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.


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