Insecurity:Nigerians express worry as terrorists attack Presidential guards in Abuja

July 26, 2022

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Nigerians have expressed deep worry and concern following the news of the attack on soldiers of the Presidential guard brigade by terrorists in Abuja on Monday, July 25, 2022.


Starnews Nigeria reports on Monday that terrorists ambushed soldiers attached to the 7 Guard Brigade who were on a patrol along the Bwari-Kubwa road.


The attack was confirmed by the spokesman of the 7 Guard Brigade, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa, who disclosed that the attack was successfully repelled, stating that a “few” soldiers who were injured had been evacuated to the hospital for treatment.


“They were attacked, and the attack was successfully repelled. We had a few (men) wounded in action who have been taken to the hospital and receiving treatment,” Abakpa said.


But in a report by Daily Trust, three soldiers were said to have been killed in the ambush on Sunday night, with Lieutenant Ibrahim Suleiman and Captain Samuel Attah identified as casualties.


Following the report, Nigerians have expressed deep concern, wondering how terrorists have advanced so close to the seat of power unabated.


Here are some reactions gathered by The Quest Times:


@ChidiOdinkalu So, members of the @NGRPresident #GuardsBrigade have suffered casualties in Abuja at the hands of terrorists & what does their #CInC do? He heads to Liberia as a Professor of Security Studies. Or is he going into exile….?


@OmoGbajaBiamila The guts to ambush personnel of the Presidential Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army by terrorists inside the FCT is one that everybody should be wary of. Abuja residents, please brace up.


@ayemojubar Presidential Guards troops repel terrorists’ attack in Abuja, as 3 Soldiers sustain injuries. Barely 24 hours after terrorists in a viral video threatened to abduct Buhari and Nasir el’Rufai, troops of the Guards Brigade have been ambushed by armed bandits in Abuja. Omo!

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