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Army kills terrorist behind attack on presidential guard troops


Troops of the Nigerian Army have eliminated 30 of the terrorists that attacked troops of the 7 guards battalion in the Bwari area of the federal capital territory (FCT).


Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko disclosed this at the Bi-Weekly news conference on military operations in Abuja on Thursday, July 28.

Onyeuko said the operation was conducted by troops of 7 Guards Battalion and 167 Special Forces Battalion in conjunction with the air component of âOperation Whirl Punchâ between Sunday and Tuesday.

Troops successfully cleared Kawu and Ido villages, neutralizing the terrorists and destroying their enclave and hideout.

The ground troops also recovered six motorcycles, two AK47 rifles, and one fully loaded LMG magazine amongst others during mop-up.

Onyeuko said;

âThe hierarchy of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies wishes to re-assured Nigerians of its commitment and pact with all Nigerians.

âWith the recent operations carried out from July 23, 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.

âPeople should go about their normal business as their safety is guaranteed.

âThe support and cooperation of all Nigerians is hereby solicited as security is everybodyâs business.

âCitizens are encouraged to report unusual persons in your community to security agencies. If you see something, say something.â

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