Military confirms attack on Presidential Guards Brigade

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THE Defence Headquarters has debunked reports that troops were abducted by terrorists during an attack on the Presidential Guards Brigade in Abuja yesterday.

A spokesman of the Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Abakpa, today, said 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 as reported here. But as at the time the news went out, they were still trying to account for the soldiers who may have taken cover due to the attack,” he stated.

On Monday, troops of the 7 Guards Brigade which provide security for the Presidential Villa and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja were ambushed while on patrol along the Kubwa-Bwari Road.

Abakpa however said the attack was successfully repelled by the troops, adding that a few of the men who were wounded in action have been taken to the hospital and are receiving treatments.

According to him, the troops are still combing the general area to get rid of the criminals that have been threatening the environment.

Advising residents to go about their lawful businesses, he asked for more cooperation with the military by giving timely information to enable them to fight against the criminals.

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