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Again, Terrorists Attack Presidential Guard Soldiers In Abuja


Again, Terrorists Attack Presidential Guard Soldiers In Abuja
Nigerian Army (File Photo)

Terrorists have launched another daring attack against the troops of the Guards Brigade responsible for the protection of President Muhammadu Buhari and other top government officials.

Naija News gathered the attack occurred on Thursday night around the Zuma Rock, Madalla area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The terrorists believed to be members of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) reportedly attacked the 102 Guards Battalion around 9 pm leading to the death of some soldiers on duty.

It was further gathered that the terrorists attempted to take over the military facility but were repelled by the troops who also had reinforcement help from other close security agencies including the Police.

The attack comes hours after Sunday’s ambush attack on the presidential guards brigade in the Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday, Naija News reports.

Following the latest attack, all military formations in Abuja are said to have been put on high alert.

Soldiers Track Fleeing Terrorists

Soldiers have taken over various security checkpoints in and around the nation’s capital city of Abuja to track fleeing terrorists.

This follows the recent threats and waves of attacks by terrorists in the nation’s capital city.

Troops from the Guards Brigade, Army Headquarters Garrison, Defence Headquarters Garrison, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Air Force, and others are said to be on patrol to forestall any further attack.

We Killed Not Less Than 30 Terrorists – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters on Thursday disclosed that about thirty terrorists were killed and their hideout destroyed in the Bwari area of Abuja by troops.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Bernard Onyeuko, made this known at the bi-weekly news conference on military operations on Thursday in Abuja held at the Defence Headquarters’ new conference room.

He said Troops of 7 Guards Battalion and 167 Special Force Battalion in conjunction with the air component of Operation WHIRL PUNCH carried out the operation between 24 and 26 July.

Apart from killing the terrorists, their enclaves and hideouts were also destroyed while several items were recovered.