List: Details of Army Officers Killed in Presidential Guards Brigade Attack by Terrorists in Abuja Emerge

List: Details of Army Officers Killed in Presidential Guards Brigade Attack by Terrorists in Abuja Emerge

On Sunday, July 24, some yet-to-be-identified terrorists attacked officers and soldiers of the Presidential Guard Brigade in Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Daily Trust reports that the attack led to the killing of a captain and two soldiers during the ambush which took place close to the Nigerian Law School in Bwari.

According to the report, the incident took place as the team were returning from the institution where they went for an assessment of the security situation following threats of possible attack by the terrorists.

Samuel Attah, Presidential Guards Brigade, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigerian Army
Terrorists on Sunday, July 24, attacked troops of the Presidential Guards Brigade in the FCT. Photo: Daily Trust
Source: UGC

Sources privy to the incident disclosed that the school authorities had alerted the military that terrorists had dropped a letter indicating an imminent attack.

In his reaction, the spokesperson of the Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa, who confirmed the attack said troops were already combing the area in order to ensure that terrorists were not hibernating there.

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Some of the heroes who paid the supreme price during the attack include:

1. Captain Samuel Attah

Captain Attah hails from Ibaji local government area of Kogi state.

2. Lieutenant Ibrahim Suleiman

Suleiman, a native of Okpo in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi state was the son of Colonel Suleiman Ahmodu Babanawa (retired).

It was gathered that messages of condolences have been pouring into the family of the slain soldiers.

In addition, sympathisers are said to be thronged the family house of Colonel Babanawa (retired) at Okpo in Olamaboro LGA over the loss of his son.

The bereaved father reportedly made his mark in the Nigeria Army before his retirement from the Armed Force.

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Family members of those abducted from the Kaduna train on March 28 had besieged the federal ministry of transportation office in Abuja.

The protesters were at the ministry to demand the immediate rescue of their loved ones who have been held by terrorists for over 100 days.

According to one of the relatives of the victims, some soldiers of the Nigerian military prevented them from paying ransom for the release of their loved ones.

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A security expert in Nigeria had said that the growing attacks on key places and soft targets by terrorists are not surprising.

Senator Iroegbu said that the implication of the attack at the Kuje prison facility is a red flag and a pointer that the Federal Capital Territory may be a city under siege.

According to the expert, there is a need for punitive measures to be meted out to security personnel and agencies that jeopardise the effort to end terrorists' activities in Nigeria.


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