At least three Nigerian soldiers are said to have been injured in an ambush by the Boko Haram terrorists in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT).
According to report, the wounded soldiers have been moved to the 7 Guards Medical center where they are currently receiving treatment and in stable condition.
The soldiers from Guards Brigade were said to have been on patrol of the Bwari Area where the Nigerian Law School and the Joint Admission Matriculation Board(JAMB), are located when they were attacked.
It was gathered that the troops of the elite Guards Brigade, whose primary responsibility is guarding the FCT especially the Presidential seat of government, were ambushed along Bwari-Kubwa road.
The ambush is raising fears that the terrorists are laying siege in the Bwari area which houses the Nigerian Law School and the headquarters of the Joint and Matriculation Board (JAMB
The soldiers from the 7 Guards Battalion who have been carrying out a patrol in the town following an intelligence report of an impending attack on the Nigerian Law School, came under heavy fire around the Kubwa-Bwari road.
Although, the ambush was forcefully repelled by the Brigade of Guards troops. However, three soldiers were wounded in the attack and they are already being treated at a military hospital within Abuja.
The cryptic message on the attack titled ‘Ambush Attack Against Own Troops Of Gds Bde’ reads:
“At about 241620A Jul 22, own tps of 7 Gds Bn on routine ptl along Rd Kubwa – Bwari were ambushed by suspected terr. 3 x sldrs were injured during the attk. The sldrs have been evacuated to 7 Gds Bn MRS for med attn. Details on the extend of their injuries still under cfm. The ambushed attk happening within the gen area of Bwari shows that the terrs are actually within the loc and possibly to carry out their plans of attacking the law schl in Bwari as earlier reported.”