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Security Forces Exchange Gun Fire with Boko Haram Near Abuja Legislator’s Quarters

By Femi Kehinde –

Gunmen believed to be the dreaded Boko Haram exchanged gun fire with security forces near Apo legislative quarters Abuja at about 2.30am today, shooting sporadically, witnesses said.

Spokeswoman for the Department of State Services, Marilyn Ogar, in a statement said security forces headed to a purported weapons cache behind the building in Abuja’s Apo neighbourhood shortly after midnight  “digging for the arms” hidden by the sect following a tip off.

They then “came under heavy gunfire attack by Boko Haram elements within the area, which prompted immediate response from the security team,” she said.

“Some persons were injured and 12 others were arrested in connection with the incident,” Ogar added.

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