Some soldiers were reportedly attacked when Boko Haram terrorists raided a military checkpoint around Zuma rock in Niger State, on Thursday night.
The level of casualty is unknown at the time of filing this report.
Police authorities have kept mum over the attack that sent panic to residents of Zuba and Madala outskirts of Abuja.
The terrorists were said to gained entry to the area through the back of the rock to attack military operatives on duty.
The attack had caused heavy gridlock in the area.
Our correspondent gathered that some commuters who left Abuja city centre for Zuba area around 4:00 pm arrived at their homes at about 10:30 am