Boko Haram militants detained at the State Security Services facility in Abuja took over the complex for over six hours after disarming SSS agents guarding the facility.
The audacious action of the detainees led to prolonged negotiations that later resulted to shootings at the complex for over 4 hours, an SSS sources told Saharareporters.
The gunfight at the complex known as “Yellow House” caused panic in Abuja as the complex sits close to the Presidential Villa and one of the most fortified area in the national capital.
Soldiers and the air force counterparts were drafted in some few hours later to bring the insurrection under control.
Our source did not reveal how many SSS agents or detainees were killed or injured in the process what the SSS later described as an "attempted jailbreak.".
However, helicopter gunships hovers over the affected area as at the time of publishing this report.