Some Boko Haram terrorists headed to Abuja have on Thursday night raided a military checkpoint around Zuma rock, Madalla in Niger State.
The location is few metres away from Zuba along the Abuja-Kaduna highway. The assailants 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,” a source said.
Earlier, residents of Zuba had posted on social media platforms warning that gunshots have been heard in the area, advising people heading in the direction to turn back.
About 20 minutes after the terrorists left, soldiers from Zuma Barracks hurried to the area and took full control. A patrol team of policemen also arrived at the place.
News Central gathered that the Madala-Kaduna road has been cordoned off by the men of Nigerian Army. The Director of Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko and Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu are yet to respond to inquiries.
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