Abuja Bandit Invasion: “The bandits were intercepted close to Zuma Rock heading east into Abuja”- Witness
A heavy gunfight has reportedly occurred near the Nigerian capital Abuja between the Nigerian soldiers and armed bandits.
The exchange of gunfire reportedly took place between Zuba and Madalla, both satellite communities of Abuja.
The bandits were reportedly making an eastern push into Abuja when Nigerian soldiers intercepted them at joint security forces barricades close to Zuma Rock, a witness disclosed.
We were carrying out patrols when we heard about an ongoing shootout between the Nigerian soldiers and bandits, a police officer in Abuja revealed.
The bandits attacked some villages near Madalla and carted away some food on their motorbikes. Some of the villagers fled for safety because the bandits are riding their motorcycles to Abuja.
videos have gone viral on social media showing severe traffic build-up as motorists remained trapped on the Abuja-Kaduna highway following fear of being injured in the crossfire between the bandits and security operatives.
The incidence of bandit attacks has increased in the past few days regardless of the warning issued to bandits by the authorities.
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