A Army Captain, Samuel Attah was killed when terrorists attacked troops of the 7 Guards Battalion of the Nigerian Army Presidential Guards Brigade in Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
It was gathered that the soldiers were ambushed on Sunday July 24, after they visited the Nigeria Law School in Bwari following a distress call from the authorities of the school.
The school management was said to have alerted that terrorists had dropped a letter indicating an imminent attack on the school.
A sister to the slain soldier, Attachegbe Rita Samuel, said he was only son of their aged parents.
“My pride, my hero, my beloved brother…Hmmm I lack words to express this dream. I can’t believe I am typing this. Rest in a very perfect peace. Captain Attah Samuel.God! God! God! Jesus help my family, my age parents. Ah! Only son! Who shall defend us.” she wrote.
Meanwhile, a source within the army, claimed that the main aim of the terrorists is to attack the Nigerian Law School in Bwari.
“Following the threat letter from the terrorists, the leadership of the Nigerian Law School drew the attention of the military authorities at the 7 Guards Brigade,” a source told Daily Trust.
“The late army captain and the soldiers were dispatched to the school for preliminary investigation.They had a discussion with authorities at the school and agreed on what to do to safeguard students, teachers and school facilities
“Sadly on their way back, the terrorists ambushed them and that was how the captain and two soldiers were killed,” the source added.
When contacted, the spokesman of the Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa, confirmed the attack.
He said troops were already combing the general areas in order to ensure that no more terrorist is hibernating around the area.