The Nigerian Defence Headquarters, has on Thursday, in Abuja, said that Military troops have eliminated the 30 terrorists that attacked Officers of the Presidential Guards Brigade, in Bwari, the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, on Sunday, Page 36 learnt.
Recall, that the Military Personnel were attacked while returning from the Nigerian Law School, NLS, where they had gone to discuss security issues with the Management of the School.
Recall also, that 2 Senior Military Officers were ambushed and killed during the attack.
The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, during a Bi-Weekly News Conference on Military Operations, today, in Abuja, said that the operation was conducted by the troops of 7 Guards Battalion and 167 Special Forces Battalion, in conjunction with the Air Component of “Operation Whirl Punch”, between Sunday and Tuesday.
According to him, the troops successfully cleared Kawu and Ido villages, neutralising the terrorists and destroying their enclaves and hideouts.
He stated that the ground troops also recovered 6 motorcycles, 2 AK-47 rifles, and 1 fully loaded LMG magazine, among others, during the mop-up.
He added that the hierarchy of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other Security Agencies re-assured Nigerians of their commitment and pact with all Nigerians, noting that, with the recent operations carried out from July 23, 2022, “we wish to assure residents of FCT, in particular, that we are undaunted and unrelenting in our efforts to ensure the safety of lives and properties”.
He urged the people to go about their normal businesses, as their safety is guaranteed, just as he requested the support and cooperation of all Nigerians.
He also encouraged the citizens to report unusual persons in their communities to the Security Agencies, stressing that, if you see something, say something.
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