Gunmen Attack Presidential Guard Troops In Abuja, Injure Three Soldiers


Gunmen on Sunday reportedly laid ambush on the Nigerian Army Guards Brigade’s 7 battalion, injuring three soldiers.

The battalion is a unit under the Guards Brigade, which is responsible for protecting the president.

Quoting sources within the military, The Cable reports that soldiers were said to be on routine patrol around 4pm on Sunday along the Kubwa-Bwari road when they ran into the ambush.

The sources said the area of the ambush showed the target of the gunmen may have been the Nigerian Law School located in the area.

However, the soldiers were said to have successfully foiled the attack, while the wounded persons are receiving treatment at an army hospital.

“Details on the extent of their injuries still under confirmation,” a source said.

Onyema Nwachukwu, the army spokesperson, has not commented on the attack.



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