Suspected Bandits Reportedly Attack Military Check Point Between Abuja-Niger

A Nigerian military checkpoint is currently under attack located along the Abuja-Niger-Kaduna highway is currently under attack, the Punch Newspaper is reporting.

The checkpoint is located at the popular Zuma rock which borders the Federal Capital Territory and Niger state. It was gathered that some yet-to-be-identified bandits launched the attack on Thursday, July 28, evening while causing gridlock around the area.

Channels Television also reports that while information about the incident is still sketchy, personnel of the Nigerian military engaged the bandits in a gun battle. The troops are said to have also embarked on a clearance operation after the attack which had residents and motorists around the area scampering for safety.

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