When terrorists attacked members of the 7 Guards Battalion of the Nigerian Army Presidential Guards Brigade in the Bwari neighborhood of the Federal Capital Territory, an army captain named Samuel Attah was slain (FCT)
Following a distress call from the school’s administration, the soldiers reportedly attended the Nigeria Law School in Bwari on Sunday, July 24, when they were ambushed.
According to reports, the school administration was informed that terrorists had dropped a letter warning of an impending attack on the school.
The deceased soldier’s sister, Attachegbe Rita Samuel, said he was their elderly parents’ lone child.
“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.