Just In: Again Terrorists Invade Abuja, Attack, Raid Military Formation At Zuma Rock, Killed Soldiers
Some Nigerian soldiers were feared killed when Boko Haram terrorists raided a military checkpoint around Zuma rock in Niger State, on Thursday night.
The area close to Madalla town in the state is few meters away from Zuba along the Abuja Kaduna highway.
A source told our correspondent that the attackers arrived at the spot some minutes after 7pm and opened fire immediately.
“They took control of the area for about 30 minutes and kept on shooting before heading towards Kaduna axis of the expressway,” the source said.
About 20 minutes after the terrorists left, solders from Zuma Barracks rushed to the scene and took full control.
A patrol team of policemen also arrived at the place.
Hotmedia.ng gathered that upon getting the information on the terrorists sttack on military formation at Zuma Rock, security beefed up around Aso Rock, while the terrorists attacking Zuma Rock military check point
Gunmen carried the attack on thursday night invaded Zuba, a town under Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), bordering Niger State, shooting in the process.
A resident of Zuba confirmed to our correspondent, on condition of anonymity that gunshots were heard in the town and friends and family were making calls to their loved ones to rush home and inquire about their safety.
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Residents of Zuba had earlier posted on social media platforms warning about the gunshots heard in Zuba, advising people heading in the direction to turn back.
At the time of filing this report, the resident who spoke to our correspondent, said the residents were yet to know the severity of the attack if it claimed casualties or injured people. Efforts to reach the FCT Police Command for clarification proved abortive.
However, information on the attack is still sketchy as of the time of filling this report.
However, it was gathered that the personnel of the Nigerian Army have embarked on a clearance operation after the attack.
The incident was said to have caused gridlock in the area.
Also, Efforts to get the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu were not successful.