Army Lieutenant, 5 Soldiers still missing in action after Abuja attack on Presidential Guards personnel

by Echezona obinna

Military sources have confirmed that a Lieutenant and five soldiers remain missing in action following Sunday’s terrorist ambush of a Joint Patrol team made up of soldiers from the 7 Guards Battalion and 176 Battaion of Guards Brigade while they were on a patrol along the Bwari-Kubwa road, which resulted in the death of an Army Captain.

This comes as information about the Kogi State natives Captain Samuel Attah, who was slain, and Lieutenant Ibrahim Suleiman, who is one of the people currently missing in action, has surfaced.

Sources told ANAEDOONLINE.NG that while those who sustained injuries during the ambush were recieving medical attention at a military medical facility in Abuja, efforts are currently on to locate and rescue the missing officer.

A source however said there maybe likelihood that some soldiers who escaped the ambush with bullet wounds may have succumbed to paying the supreme price but until they are found, they will still be considered as MIA.

Recall that the Spokesman of Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa had confirmed on Monday that terrorists ambushed troops attached to the Presidential Guards Brigade, as they conducting patrols in Bwari area as a result of intelligence that the Nigeria Law School in Bwari may be attacked.


Authorities of the Law School were said to have alerted the public that terrorists had dropped a letter indicating an imminent attack.

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Captain Abakpa said it was when troops responded to the fears of the Law School and residents of the area, that the terrorists attacked the troops were already combing the vicinity in order to locate and flush out the terrorists.

The late Captain Samuel Attah is said to be the son of a retired Colonel in the Nigerian Army, Col Ahmodu Babanawa who hails from Ibaji/Okpo in Olamaboro Local Government Area. Late Attah was from Ibaji local government of Kigi state.

Meanwhile, message of condolences have been pouring in to the family of the slain soldiers.


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