Breaking News: Gun Battle Around Aso Rock In Boko Haram Jail Break At SSS HqtsFeatured, Latest News Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Jacob Oyewale, Abuja
18 suspected Boko haram memebrs were killed earlier today in jail break attempt at the State Security Service headquarter in Abuja.
African Examiner gathered that one suspected terrorist in custody of SSS over powered the operative who was in the cell to feed him this morning.
Source within SSS who pleaded anonymity disclosed that trouble started early in the morning when one of the suspects in the service’s custody overpowered an operative who was in his cell to feed him.
The suspect was said to have shot the operative with his own rifle and went ahead to release his co-suspects.
“An operative went to feed a suspect this morning. The suspect was not properly chained, so he pushed down the operative and quickly dispossessed him of his rifle and shot him. He quickly released his co-inmates who started escaping with some scaling the fence,” the source said.
The incident however led to a gun battle between the suspects and the SSS operatives at the SSS headquarters Yellow House located behind Aso Rock Villa.
Meanwhile, Security has been beefed up around the Presidential Villa, Abuja as heavy shootings was going on between the suspects and the SSS Operatives.
Military helicopters were also seen hovering the sky at the time of filing this report.
Our correspondent learnt that no fewer than 18 suspects were killed while about 20 were re-arrested with two rifles recovered from them. Two SSS operatives were also injured in the incident.
African Examiner can authoritatively report that security was also quickly beefed up at the Nigeria Police Force headquarters called the Louis Edet House located in Area 11, which is also close to the Presidential Villa.
Meanwhile, the Presidency has said there was no immediate security threat to President Goodluck Jonathan at Aso Rock following the gun battle incident.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati also denied report that the President was whisked away into safety by security.
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