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No fewer that eight members of the Brigade of Guards of the 7 Guards Battalion of the Nigerian Army have fallen to the bullets of terrorists during an ambush in Bwari, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The incident which occured on Friday night, left three soldiers wounded and eight dead.Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has confirmed the ambush on troops of the 7 Guards Battalion of the Nigerian Army Presidential Guards Brigade.

Two of the slain personnel were officers, including a captain and lieutenant, while the remaining were soldiers.

According to a source within the army, the main aim of the terrorists was to attack the Nigerian Law School in Bwari and they may have already camped in the area.

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, confirmed the incident when in a press statement on Tuesday, mourned the officers who lost their lives in the attack.

In the statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mohammed Onogwu, the governor commiserated with the Nigerian Army and immediate families of the deceased.While condemning the dastardly act, the governor urged authorities to bring the perpetrators to book.

The governor said the attack was even more more saddening to find out that two out of the fallen gallant officers, namely Captain Samuel Attah and Lieutenant Ibrahim Suleiman were illustrious sons of Kogi state.

Governor Bello condemned the terrorist ambush, describing it as a dastardly act and a show of cowardice while urging authorities to expedite actions and ensure the capture of those responsible and also forestall any future occurrence.

He added that the concern of incessant but cowardly uncoordinated attacks by terrorists must receive keen attention and brutal response from respective security agencies, asserting that the Nigerian internal sovereignty must not be at the mercy of criminal elements.The governor commiserated with the families of the deceased, particularly the father of Lt. Suleiman, Col Suleiman Ahmodu Babanawa (Rtd) from Okpo, Olamaboro Local Govt. and Captain Samuel Attah from Ibaji Local Government Area of the State. He also extended his commiseration to the Nigeria Army over the death of some of their finest officers.

Governor Bello prayed for God to grant the repose of the demise eternal rest and that every person hurt by their shocking and painful demise, should receive succour from their pains.It will be recalled that an attempt was made on the convoy of the President on the even of the Sallah Celebrations by terrorists. A police officer was killed during the attack.

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