8 soldiers killed as terrorists attack presidential guards in Abuja

No fewer than eight soldiers have been killed as terrorists attacked some officials of the 7 Guards Battalion of the Nigerian Army Presidential Guards Brigade.

According to reports, the incident happened on Friday night, July 22, 2022, around the Bwari Area Council of Abuja.

It was gathered that aside eight slain men of the Nigerian Army, three others were severely injured.

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Two of the slain personnel were officers, including a captain and lieutenant, while the remaining were soldiers.

A source in the army said the main aim of the terrorists is to attack the Nigerian Law School in Bwari and they may have already camped in the area.

The Nigerian army has yet to officially react to the attack. Army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu did not pick up or return calls to his phone.

However, different intelligence sources were reportedly said the government was aware of plans by terrorists to attack some places in the capital and security had been increased around the city.

On Monday, the Ministry of Education directed all the Federal Government Colleges in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to be shut after terrorists attacked a community near the school. 

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The attack preceded a threat issued by terrorists naming President Muhammad Bihari, Malam Nasir Rufai and other government officials as the next targets.

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