Barely 24 hours after bandits who kidnapped the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers threatened to abduct President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna Governor Nasir el’Rufai in a viral video, troops of the Guards Brigade have been ambushed by armed men in Abuja.
The battalion is a unit under the Guards Brigade, which is responsible for protecting the president.
Three soldiers were wounded during the attack, which has thrown residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) into a panic.
The bandits were headed to the Nigerian Law School in Bwari when they ran into the troops.
There were Intelligence reports, according to military sources, the terrorists have laid siege to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with the intention to attack the Law School in Bwari and other government facilities.
Captain Godfrey Abakpa, Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Guards Brigade, confirmed that soldiers were attacked by suspected terrorists but were repelled successfully.
He added the wounded soldiers have been evacuated to a medical facility and were receiving treatment.
“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”.