Following a threat to kidnap Buhari, terrorists attack presidential security personnel
The Guards Brigade troops were assaulted by armed bandits in Abuja just a day after militants in a viral video vowed to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna Governor Nasir el-Rufai.
The attack, which left three soldiers injured and terrified inhabitants of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has spread terror.
The soldiers encountered the bandits as they were on their way to the Nigerian Law School in Bwari.
There have been intelligence reports that the terrorists have besieged the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), according to military sources, with the aim of attacking the Bwari Law School and other government buildings.
Although officials claimed to be on the trail of the attackers, military sources who requested anonymity said the attack was confirmation of the militants' siege of the city.
One of the sources claims that the 7 Guards Battalion soldiers were attacked by the alleged terrorists while they were conducting a normal patrol along the Kubwa-Bwari road.
Three soldiers were hurt during the attack, he continued, and they were taken to THE hospital for treatment.
“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.
When reached, Captain Godfrey Abakpa, Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Guards Brigade, acknowledged that soldiers had been attacked by alleged terrorists but had been effectively repelled.
He added that the injured soldiers had been transported to a hospital where they were being treated.
“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”.