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Northern terrorists kill soldier, two civilians in foiled Abuja invasion



Following counter-attacks against terrorists’ attempt to invade Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, FCT, a soldier and two civilians lost their lives on Thursday.

It was learnt that many of the attackers suffered fatalities in the foiled attack. Unfortunately, one soldier was killed, while two others were injured.

Sources privy to the attack informed Congress correspondent that the gunfight that ensued was like a theatre of war.

This came in the same week when the terrorists holding hostages from the Abuja/Kaduna train attack of March 2022, threatened to abduct President and Commander-in-Chief, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.

According to the Vanguard report, the area is the boundary between Niger State and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

“The terrorists were said to have come on motorcycles, while others came in a Hilux van.

“Troops of 102 battalions of the Presidential Guard’s Brigade, who are responsible for manning the check-point, were said to have put on a gallant response during the gunfight leading to some of the terrorists sustaining gunshot wounds and fatalities, which also made them retreat and flee.

“A reinforcement team was dispatched to the scene of the surprise attack on Thursday night with artillery weapons which further boosted troop’s response against the terrorists.

“Those who heard gunshots and escaped being trapped in the gunfight were said to have made frantic calls to friends and office colleagues to stay indoors.

“A source said authorities of Guards Brigade Nigerian Army have further deployed a reinforcement team from headquarters to beef up security within 102 Battalion barracks and FCT environs as the military is now taking the threat’s of terrorist’s attack more seriously.”

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