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Some areas in Abuja were thrown into a state of serious turmoil as the Presidential Guards Brigade was engaged in a heated gun duel with some terrorists who had tried to infiltrate the Nigerian Law School in Abuja.
Three of the highly-trained Presidential guard officers had suffered some serious injuries as they were ambushed by the insurgents.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that there are fears the gunmen had also planned to attack the Nigerian Law School.
The reports had also confirmed that the troops were on a routine patrol along Kubwa–Bwari.
“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 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”, it reads.
The Presidential Guards Brigade, an elite arm of the Nigerian Army, is responsible for protecting the President of Nigeria.
The attack occured just a day after terrorists threatened to abduct President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
In another report, The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the armed forces in the country to wipe out terrorists, bandits and other ‘enemies’ of the country from the surface of the earth with immediate effect in order to bring lasting peace to the country and the African continent in general.
The president who gave the directive on Thursday while speaking during the graduation ceremony of the Senior Course 44 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State, vowed that the masterminds of the recent Kuje Prison Attack and other attacks across the country must not be allowed to go free, but must be sent to their creator.
He lamented that recent attacks by terrorists and bandits in different parts of the country, bear the hallmark of national and trans-border insurgency which is a threat trying to wreak havoc in Nigeria as well as in neighbouring countries, one which must be quashed once and for all.
President Buhari celebrated the sacrifices and successes of the Nigerian military in defending the country courageously.
The president pledged that his government would continue to provide the needed support required to wipe out terrorists and insurgents ‘off the face of the earth.’