BREAKING: 3 Guards Brigade Soldiers injured , FG Shuts School As Terrorists cause panic in Abuja.

3 Guards Brigade Soldiers injured , FG Shuts School As Terrorists cause panic in Abuja

BARELY 24 hours after naming President Muhammad Buhari, Malam Nasir Rufai and other government officials as the next targets, terrorists on Monday struck in Abuja and ambushed the Guards Brigade, inflicting serious injuries on the elite security officers.

A signal on the attack reads that the Law School in Bwari may be targeted for attack.

The primary duty of the Guards Brigade is to provide security for the nation’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, especially the Presidential Villa.

Security sources said the troops were ambushed on the Bwari-Kubwa Road while on routine patrol.

According to a source, “Available reports show that the troops were on routine patrol of the Bwari-Kubwa area when they were attacked suddenly.”

The source, however, hinted that the ambush was repelled by troops of the Guards Brigade, who immediately restored sanity to the area.

It was gathered that the wounded soldiers were evacuated to the Military Hospital for medical attention. The signal message on the attack reads: “Troops on routine patrol on Kubwa-Bwari were ambushed by suspected terrorists.

“Three soldiers were injured during the attack. The soldiers have been evacuated for medical attention.

“Details on the extent of their injuries are still under confirmation. The ambush attack happening within the general area of Bwari shows that the terrorists are actually within the location and possibly preparing to carry out their plans to attack the Law School in Bwari as earlier reported.”

When contacted, spokesperson for the Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa, confirmed the attack, but declined further comments.

Meanwhile, panic enveloped some schools located on the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday following the attack on a community in Kwali, near the Federal Government College (FGC), in Sheda village, on the Abuja-Lokoja highway.

The security breach prompted the Federal Government to order the immediate closure of the FGC Kwali, which it said was also under threat by the bandits.

Students of the college were evacuated by their parents, who trooped to the school on Monday morning. Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, directed the closure of the college in the early hours of Monday, saying the closure became necessary following security breach on Sheda and Lambata villages, suburbs of Kwali Area Council, which also threatened the FGC, Kwali.

The Director, Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, in statement on Monday in Abuja, quoted the minister as saying that the timely intervention of security agencies saved the situation.

Adamu also directed that arrangements be made for final year students to conclude their NECO examinations.

The minister has also directed principals of unity colleges across the country to liaise with security agencies within their jurisdictions in order to forestall any security breach in schools.

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