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Guard troops: Military confirms 3 casualties, denies abduction of soldiers by terrorists

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The Nigerian Army on Tuesday confirmed that three soldiers were killed during the attack on troops of the 7 Guards Battalion by suspected terrorists in Abuja.

Gunmen on Sunday evening opened fire on the troops who were on a routine patrol along the Kubwa-Bwari road in the nation’s capital.

The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Guards Brigade, Capt. Godfrey Abakpa, confirmed the incident in a statement in Abuja.

He, however, said no soldier was missing in action or abducted by the terrorists.

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He added that the casualties had been evacuated.

The spokesman revealed that the troops had dislodged the criminals from the area and continued an exploitation operation into the area.

Abakpa said: “No soldier was abducted; we only had three casualties and they were evacuated.”

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