Abuja and its environs came under attack again late Thursday night as terrorists invades a military checkpoint near Rock Zuma area along the Abuja-Kaduna road.
The checkpoint came under attack by gunmen which the military responded swiftly, according to sources. The shootout was ongoing at the time of this report. Motorists on that route were trapped as traffic built up, with some of them turning back and heading away from the fighting area.
Though this paper could not independently ascertain the casualty figure on both sides, sources said there was exchange of fire at the location.
The assistant director, Army Public Relations, Guards Brigade, Captain Godfrey Abakpa, said information on the attack was still sketchy and referred this reporter to the director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, for confirmation.
Two days ago, terrorists attacked the Presidential Guards Brigade around the Bwari area of Abuja, killing at least two officers and six soldiers.