Gunmen on Friday attacked some officials of the 7 Guards Battalion of the Nigerian Army Presidential Guards Brigade.
The incident, which took place late Friday night around the Bwari Area Council of Abuja, left three soldiers wounded and eight personnel killed.
Two of the slain personnel were officers, including a captain and lieutenant, while the remaining were soldiers.
According to a source within the army, the main aim of the terrorists is to attack the Nigerian Law School in Bwari and they may have already camped in the area.
On Monday, the government officially shut the Federal Government College, Kwali, in the Kwali Area Council of Abuja after terrorists attacked a community near the school.
Identities of Army officers killed in latest Abuja terrorist attack revealed
Identities of Army officers killed in latest Abuja terrorist attack revealed Ibrahim Suleiman and Captain Samuel Attah, who were indigenes of Kogi State, have been unidentified as the military officers killed by terrorists in an ambush attack in Abuja on Sunday.
Suleiman was the son of Col Suleiman Ahmodu Babanawa (rtd), and hailed from Okpo in Olamaboro Local Government Area, while the late Attah was from Ibaji local government of the state.
The two soldiers were killed by terrorists in the Bwari area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Sunday night.
The deceased officers, who were attached to the Presidential Guards Brigade, were reportedly ambushed after they visited the Nigeria Law School in Bwari 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.
Spokesman of the Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Anebi Abakpa, confirmed the attack to Daily Trust, but said troops were already combing the area in order to ensure that terrorists were not hibernating there.
Meanwhile, message of condolences have been pouring in to the family of the slain soldiers.
Sympathisers have been trooping to the family house of Col Babanawa (rtd) at Okpo in Olamaboro LGA over the loss of his son.
The bereaved father reportedly made his marks in the Nigeria Army before he retired.