The identities of presidential guards killed during a gun duel with terrorists in Abuja on Sunday night have been revealed.
NewsTimes recalls that a group of terrorists were said to have ambushed and injured some soldiers of the 7 Guards Battalion over the weekend.
The guards who are on the mandate to protect President Muhammadu Buhari were reportedly on routine patrol along Kubwa – Bwari road when they ran into the ambush by the suspected terrorists in the nation’s capital city.
The attack is coming barely twenty-four hours after the terrorists who killed and kidnapped some citizens on a Kaduna-Abuja onboard train months ago, threatened to kidnap President Buhari and Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai.
An update, however, on the Sunday night attack claimed that some army officers lost their lives while confronting the terrorists in Abuja.
A captain and two soldiers reportedly died in the gun exchange that happened in the Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Sunday night.
The Spokesman of the Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa who confirmed the identity of the slain officers to Daily Trust, said troops were already combing the area in order to ensure that terrorists were not hibernating there.
He revealed the identity of the slain officers as Lieutenant Ibrahim Suleiman and Captain Samuel Attah, who were indigenes of Kogi State.
Suleiman was the son of Col Suleiman Ahmodu Babanawa (rtd). He hailed from Okpo in Olamaboro Local Government Area. Late Attah was from Ibaji local government of the state, NewsTimes learnt.