Gunmen suspected to be terrorists have reportedly attacked a Military checkpoint located at the foot of the popular Zuma Rock in Niger State on Thursday night.
It is not yet clear if there were any casualties.
Sources said the terrorists arrived Zuma Rock on the axis of Madalla and Suleija along the Abuja-Kaduna highway, at about 8.30p.m., and took the soldiers by surprise, opening fire from different angles.
The sources said the terrorists later abandoned their mission of moving into Abuja and retreated towards Kaduna axis.
Following the retreat of the terrorists, more troops and equipment from the Army base in Zuma Barracks were deployed for reinforcement to the scene.
This latest attack on a military installation comes days after bandits attacked a unit of the presidential brigade guards, killing at least three soldiers.