Alleged invasion of Abuja by terrorists: Nigerian Army deploys troops to communities

Alleged invasion of Abuja by terrorists: Nigerian Army deploys troops to communities

The Nigerian Army has deployed more troops around communities in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; while also placing its men on red alert to contain a terrorist attack on the FC, credible intelligence show.


Some of the villages and area councils located along the Abuja/Lokoja expressway namely; Abaji, Kwali, and Gwagwalada Area Councils are being fortified, as well as Bwari, Zuba and areas close to the Kaduna Road.

Also, soldiers on condone and search operations, have been dispatched to Giri, close to the University of Abuja.


They have also mounted security checkpoints on all entry and exit points into the FCT.

Army deployed

However, the Nigerian Army, it was learned, was, also forced to open a Forward Operation Base (FOB) at Rijana.

This came after the terrorists planted an Improvised Explosive Device (IED); blowing off the rail lines and successfully demobilizing an Abuja-Kaduna train and abducting scores of passengers.


Aside from the roadblocks and security checkpoints, the soldiers are also carrying out snap checks, in different parts of the city.


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Meanwhile, a military source noted that the deployments became necessary to forestall any attack on the city.


“You find them security threats such as bandits in places like Zuba, Madalla, Gwagwalada, Bwari, Nyayan, Kugbo, Gwagwa, Mpape, Karmo, Kubwa; Kuje, Masaka, Apo, Masaka, Mpape, Gudu and, all the major markets,” a military source added.


Nigerians have expressed concern over the threat of terrorists in the capital city.



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