Three soldiers attached to the Guards Brigade were wounded on Monday when terrorists attacked troops on routine patrol along Kubwa-Bwari road.
There were Intelligence reports the terrorists have laid siege to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), planning to attack the Law School in Bwari and other government facilities.
Military sources that pleaded anonymity said the attack was a confirmation of the terrorists’ siege to the city but authorities said there were on the trail of the assailants.
According to one of the sources, troops of 7 Guards Battalion on routine patrol along Kubwa – Bwari road were ambushed by suspected terrorists.
He added three soldiers were injured during the attack and have been evacuated to the hospital for medical attention.
“The ambushed attack 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 contacted, Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Abakpa, confirmed the soldiers were attacked but repelled successfully.
He added the wounded soldiers have been evacuated to medical facilities and were receiving treatment.
“They were attacked and the attack was successfully repelled. We had few wounded in action who have been taken to the hospital to receive 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,” he said.