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Identities of Presidential Brigade Guards killed by terrorists unveiled

The identities of some of the officers who lost their lives in an ambush by terrorists in Abuja have been unveiled.

The deceased officers, who were attached to the Presidential Guards Brigade, were reportedly ambushed after they visited the Nigeria Law School, in Bwari, Abuja, following a distressed call from the authorities of the school.

The school management was said to have alerted that terrorists had dropped a letter indicating an imminent attack.

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Spokesman of the Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa, confirmed the attack, but said troops were already combing the area in order to ensure that terrorists were not hibernating there.

It was learnt that Lt. Ibrahim Suleiman and Captain Samuel Attah, who were indigenes of Kogi State, were killed in the ambush.

Lt. Suleiman was the son of Col. Suleiman Ahmodu Babanawa (rtd). He hailed from Okpo in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State. The late Capt. Attah was from Ibaji Local Government Area of the state.

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Meanwhile, messages of condolence had been pouring in to the family of the slain Army officers.

Sympathisers have been trooping to the family house of Col. Babanawa (rtd) at Okpo in Olamaboro locality over the loss of his son.

The bereaved father reportedly made his marks in the Nigeria Army before he retired.