The Nigerian Army has reacted to an attack on the presidential guards brigade’s 7 battalion by terrorists on Monday July 25.
According to the Nigerian Army, it recorded three casualties when its troops from the guards brigade’s 7 battalion ran into an ambush by gunmen on Sunday.
The battalion is a unit under the guards brigade, which is responsible for protecting the president.
The soldiers were said to be on routine patrol along the Kubwa-Bwari road when they ran into the ambush.
DAILY GIST had reported how three soldiers sustained injuries from the attack and were moved to the army’s hospital.
Speaking on the attack on Tuesday, Godfrey Abakpa, spokesperson of the brigade, said no soldier was abducted by the gunmen, but the troops recorded three casualties in the encounter.
“No soldier was abducted; we only had three casualties and they were evacuated,” he said.
He also said the troops had dislodged “the criminals” from the area and had continued an exploitation operation within the vicinity of the attack.