Nigerian Insurgents In Gun Battle in Capital


Nigerian security forces battled insurgents a stone's throw away from the Presidency at Aso Rock on Sunday, reportedly after an attempted jail breakout at the Department of State Security Services in the Asokoro district of Abuja.
  • Nigeria:  Presidency to Probe Jailbreak Bid By Boko Haram Detainees

    This Day, 31 March 2014

    The presidency is to set up a board of enquiry to probe Sunday's attempt by some suspected Boko Haram members to escape from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). read more »

  • Nigeria:  Heavy Gunfire Breaks Out in Abuja

    Premium Times, 30 March 2014

    UPDATE 1: Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and resident of the Asokoro District of Abuja where the SSS headquarters is located, Nasir El-Rufai, just posted the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Gun Fire Exchange Rocks Presidential Villa, SSS Quarters

    Vanguard, 30 March 2014

    Heavy gunfire exchanges rocks the vicinity of Nigeria's presidential palace and the headquarters of the Department of State Services in the Asokoro District of Abuja as reported by ... read more »

  • Niger:  Amnesty International - 1,500 Nigerians Killed in Boko Haram Violence in 2014

    Voice of America, 30 March 2014

    Amnesty International said 1,500 people have been killed this year in an escalating armed conflict between Boko Haram insurgents and Nigerian security forces. Amnesty said more ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Attempted Jailbreak - 21 Died, Two Operatives Seriously Wounded -DSS

    Vanguard, 30 March 2014

    The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that 21 deaths were recorded as a result of the shootout during an attempted jailbreak at its headquarters in Abuja on Sunday. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Abuja Attempted Jailbreak - UK Cautions Citizens in Travel Alert

    Vanguard, 30 March 2014

    The UK Foreign Office has advised British citizens in Abuja to maintain "heightened vigilance" following the foiled jailbreak at the Abuja headquarters of the Department of State ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Attempted Jail Break At SSS HQS - No Cause for Alarm, Says Presidency

    This Day, 30 March 2014

    Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati Sunday reacted to attempted jail break at the State Security Service headquarters in Abuja, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Attempted Jailbreak - Our Bloody War With B'Haram Detainees - DSS

    Vanguard, 31 March 2014

    The Department of State Service, DSS , confirmed, yesterday, that 21 Boko Haram suspects were killed in a shoot-out at its detention centre between its operatives and the sect ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Attempted Jailbreak in Nigeria Kills 21

    Voice of America, 30 March 2014

    Detainees suspected of belonging to the Islamist militant group Boko Haram overpowered guards at the headquarters of Nigeria's secret police in Abuja Sunday, triggering a one-hour ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Attempted Jail Break - How Inmates Disarmed, Shot SSS Operatives

    Leadership, 31 March 2014

    There was panic around the presidential villa and the headquarters of the Department of State Services in the nation's capital yesterday as gunmen suspected to be members of the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  21 Killed in Foiled SSS HQ Jailbreak

    Daily Trust, 31 March 2014

    Detainees attempted a daring jailbreak at the heavily-fortified State Security Service headquarters in Abuja yesterday, resulting in a shooting that left 21 people dead while two ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Security Services Battle Insurgents

    Premium Times, 30 March 2014

    About 22 insurgents were feared killed during a the Sunday morning fierce shootout at the headquarters of the State Security Service, SSS, located less than 30 meters from the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram Suspects Killed in Abuja Attack

    Vanguard, 30 March 2014

    No fewer than 20 Boko Haram detainees have been shot dead in a shoutout that ensued this morning at the Department of State Security Service in the Asokoro a district of Abuja. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Conference Security Stepped Up After Abuja Gunfire

    Leadership, 30 March 2014

    Security was beefed up on Sunday at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, venue of ongoing 7th meeting of African Finance Ministers and other strategic locations in the FCT. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan Safe After Abuja Shooting

    Daily Trust, 30 March 2014

    Despite the heavy gunfire around the Presidential Villa Abuja in the early hours of today, President Goodluck Jonathan says he is safe and well. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Boko Haram - SSS Foils Attempted Jail Break

    Daily Trust, 30 March 2014

    The State Security Service (SSS) has foiled an attempted jail break by suspected Boko Haram members detained at the head office of the Service. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Security Forces Foil Attempted Jail Break At SSS Hqtrs

    This Day, 30 March 2014

    Sporadic gunshots erupted in the early hours of Sunday at the Headquarters of Department of Security Service when detainees attempted to break free from their facility. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Nigeria Presidential Villa 'Not Under Attack'

    Voice of America, 30 March 2014

    Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan was unharmed following gun shots at the headquarters of the State Security Service (SSS), near the presidential villa Sunday in the capital, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Questions Raised Over Abuja Gunfire

    Premium Times, 30 March 2014

    The Department of State Services has issued a statement, claiming that the sustained gun battle around its headquarters and the vicinity of the presidential villa this morning ... read more »

Nigerian security officers.