Suspected Terrorists Attack Niger-Abuja Military Checkpoint, Take Over Road For Over 30 Minutes

Suspected terrorists have attacked a military checkpoint close to Zuma Rock, a border between Niger State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The attack took place on Thursday evening, according to a report by Punch.

However, it was gathered that troops of the Nigerian Army had embarked on a clearance operation after the attack.

The incident was said to have caused gridlock in the area.

It was gathered  that the Mandala-Kaduna road had been cordoned off by the men of the Nigerian Army.

A military source who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said, “The terrorists took control of the area for over 30 minutes and kept shooting before heading towards the Kaduna axis of the expressway.”

 

However, soldiers from the Zuma barracks stormed the scene and took full control.

Punch also confirmed that a patrol team of policemen later arrived at the scene.

Efforts to get the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, were not successful.

The Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, didn’t also respond to calls from our correspondent.

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