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Soldiers, Terrorists Engage In Gun Duel At Niger-Abuja Checkpoint



A group of armed men suspected to be terrorists, on Thursday night attacked a military checkpoint close to Zuma Rock, a border between Niger State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Details of the attack is sketchy as of press time but unverified reports claim that the insurgents arrived at the spot some minutes after 7 pm and opened fire on the troops, killing some.

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A military source who spoke 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.”

Soldiers from Zuma Barracks and policemen have been deployed to the scene.

The incident occurred days after terrorists battled the Presidential Guards Brigade along the Kubwa-Bwari road in Abuja.

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