Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters, on Thursday, in Abuja said military troops have eliminated 30 terrorists who attacked troops of the Guards Brigade in the Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Sunday.
Two senior military officers were ambushed and killed in the process
Crux Africa recalls that some military personnel was attacked while returning from the Nigerian Law School, Bwari where they had gone to discuss security issues with the management of the school.
However, the Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, during a Bi-Weekly news conference on military operations on Thursday in Abuja, said the operation was conducted by 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 enclave and hideout.
He said the ground troops also recovered six motorcycles, two AK47 rifles and one fully loaded LMG magazine amongst others, during mop-up.
He urged people to go about their normal business as their safety is guaranteed, just as he requested the support and cooperation of all Nigerians.