The Nigerian Army has announced that three casualties were recorded when its troops from the guards brigade’s 7 battalion were attacked by terrorists on Monday July 25.
The battalion which is a unit under the guards brigade, is responsible for protecting the president. They were reportedly on routine patrol along the Kubwa-Bwari road when they ran into the ambush.
Spokesman of the Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Abakpa told Channels Television that no soldier was abducted as being reported.
According to him, at the time of the attack, some soldiers could not be accounted for because they were taking cover from the attackers.
“No soldier was abducted; we only had three casualties and they were evacuated.”
Abakpa added that the troops dislodged “the criminals” from the area and had continued an exploitation operation within the vicinity of the attack.