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How two officers, six soldiers were killed in an attack on presidential guards in Abuja



Two officers and six soldiers attached to the 7th Guards Brigade, which provides security for the Presidential Villa and Federal Capital Territory, were killed on Sunday in an ambush by terrorists in Bwari, a suburb of the FCT.

According to a report by the Brigade’s internal Situation Report (Sitrep), their bodies have been found.

The Sitrep sighted yesterday by The Nation Newspaper, gave the names of the two officers simply as Captain Samuel and Lt. Jauro.

The report titled: “Ambush Against own Troops of Gds Brde,” was silent on the names of the other soldiers killed in the attack.

It reads: “(Capt Samuel and Lt Jauro ) x 6 KIA. Their bodies were found this evening.”

More so, the report confirmed that three soldiers were injured and have been evacuated to the NAOWA hospital in Abuja for treatment.

The report added that the terrorists were “within Bwari and possibly to carry out their plans of attacking the (Nigerian) Law School in Bwari as earlier reported.”

The Brigade had initially said it lost only three of its members to the attack that happened on Sunday.

It dismissed reports that five soldiers were whisked away by the terrorists.

“No soldier was abducted. We only had three casualties and they were evacuated,” the Brigade spokesman, Captain Godfrey Abakpa, said.