There has been a heavy gunfire at the State Security Services facility in Abuja. The gun battle between audacious Boko Haram militants and men of the SSS lasted for four hours. The Boko Haram militants were said to have overpowered the security agents.
According to news reports, the gunfire raged further, close to the presidential villa. It was also reported that the militants who were attempting to free their members in custody of the SSS took over the SSS facility for six hours until the intervention of the Nigeria military.
There has been no report of casualties yet.