Some soldiers were feared killed when Boko Haram terrorists raided a military checkpoint around Zuma rock in Niger State, on Thursday night.
The area close to Madalla town in the state is few meters away from Zuba along the Abuja Kaduna highway.
A source told Daily Trust that the attackers arrived at the spot some minutes after 7pm and opened fire immediately.
“They took control of the area for about 30 minutes and kept on shooting before heading towards Kaduna axis of the expressway,” the source said.
About 20 minutes after the terrorists left, solders from Zuma Barracks rushed to the scene and took full control.
A patrol team of policemen also arrived at the place.