Terrorists have attacked the Zuma Rock checkpoint in Abuja, reportedly killing soldiers in the process.
Newsone reports that terrorists on Thursday night, July 28, 2022, attacked a military checkpoint near Zuma rock in Niger State. The location, near Madalla town, is close to Zuba, along the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
This online news platform understands that the terrorists arrived at the spot some minutes after 7 pm and opened fire on the troops, killing some, according to a report by Daily Trust.
A report monitored on Daily Trust by Newsone Nigeria quoted a source to have told the newspaper that they took control of the area for about 30 minutes. The attackers continued to shoot before heading towards the Kaduna axis of the expressway.
The report added that soldiers from Zuma Barracks and policemen have been deployed to the scene.
Watch the video of the Zuma Rock Checkpoint attack
People Running For Safety As Terrorists Attack Zuma Rock Military Checkpoint, Along Suleja-Zuba Highway, Abuja. Welcome To Nigeria, A Failed State Under Buhari. Insecurity Zero. Naira Zero. Economy Zero. Education Zero. Terrorism A1. Bloodshed A1. Poverty A1. pic.twitter.com/PGArg14Rnx
— Somto Okonkwo 𓃵 (@General_Somto) July 28, 2022
Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria reports that the incident occurred days after terrorists battled the Presidential Guards Brigade along the Kubwa-Bwari road in Abuja, the nation’s capital after threatening the President.
The Brigade, an elite arm of the Nigerian Army, is responsible for protecting the President of Nigeria. At least three personnel were killed in the ambush, while a number of others were wounded.
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Terrorists are reportedly attacking a village called Dakwa close to Zuma Rock.
Me: Nigeria is finished pic.twitter.com/eKvbXp1PLv
— Aku-N’esi-Obi-Ike (I) (@Makavelli275) July 28, 2022