Breaking: American Soldiers Storm Nigeria's Capital, Abuja, Raid Estate for Terrorists

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News Highlights 
  • US Soldiers storm an estate in Nigeria's capital Abuja to hunt for terrorists.
  • The raid was a combined security operation between the American Soldiers and the Department of States Security (DSS).
  • The UK, US, and other countries already gave strict warnings to their citizens living in Nigeria to be on high alert.
  • The Nigerian army is taking up the fight against terrorism in a new dimension.

American Soldiers Raid Abuja Estate as Residents Panic

Some American soldiers have invaded an Estate in Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The raid at the Trademore Estate located in the Lugbe area of Nigeria's capital took place this afternoon.

Breaking: American Soldiers Storm Nigeria's Capital, Abuja, Raid Estate for Terrorists



The US soldiers which were assisted by the Nigerian operatives, the Department of States Police (DSS), stormed the estate to hunt for suspected terrorists.

The laid has caused panic among residents of the estate and an order has been given to the residents to restrict their movement.

Responding to the raid, the estate management issued notice to the residents to remain calm and be security conscious as plans were in place to ensure security and order.

"It's no longer news that there was a High Powered Sting Operation in Phase 3 this afternoon, culminating in a complete shutdown of our estate. A combination of the American Army and our DSS team were responsible."

"We are unable to give full details of the reason(s) behind the operation, however, we can confirm that there was an allegation of terrorist activities. It is therefore desperately incumbent on every resident to remain vigilant, KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOURS and report any suspicious movement, person, or activities to the Exco, Street Reps, and/or the police".

"We will continue to do our utmost best to keep the estate safe for all of us. Everyone is responsible for the security and there should be no iota of abdication of this responsibility".

"Finally, let's remain calm and continue to carry out our daily activities within the parameters of the Law. God bless and protect us all".

The US, UK, and Other Countries Warn Citizens to be on High Alert or Leave Nigeria


This raid took place amidst heightened tensions following the US and the UK warning their citizens to leave Nigeria or be on high alert due to security intelligence that terrorists were planning to attack the nation's capital, Abuja.

The terrorist targets as reported earlier this week by Western Security Intelligence included places of worship, government buildings, schools, and public places. Besides US and UK, Australia, Canada, and Ireland also gave warning against possible terror attacks in Nigeria's capital.

Terrorist Influx into Nigeria's Capital, Abuja


Daily Trust reports that "about two weeks ago, two high-profile terrorists were located at the Tipper garage, along the Kubwa Express Road by Jahi District, and security operatives put them on their radar.

Also, "on Thursday, October 20, one Abubakar Dan Borno, an ISWAP kingpin who fled from the Sambisa Forest, was picked at Mararaba, a suburb of Abuja after days of trail.

The suspect was reportedly handed over to the military and taken to the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) for interrogation," Daily Trust reports.

Nigeria and Counter-Terrorism Operations


Nigeria was recently ranked as the second most terrorized nation on earth after Iraq. Terrorism has plagued mainly the Northern part of Nigeria for years, killing thousands and forcing millions out of their homes.

Besides terrorism, insecurity has spread across different parts of Nigeria. There had been a rise in assassination, kidnapping, and banditry.

The fight against terrorism has not been easy for the Nigerian military because of the presence of saboteurs who reportedly leak military information to the terrorists and engage in deals relating to the selling of ammunition.

Nigerian military earlier this year staged counterattacks on the terrorists in their forest hideouts through air raids.
 Many believe that it is the continuous air raids across the terrorist's hideouts that trigger their migration from their usual forest lair to the nation's capital, Abuja.

Although Nigeria's minister for information, Lai Mohammed, countered the UK and US's earlier reports about the planned terror attack in the nation's capital, the combined security operation shows that Nigeria's security operatives are taking their fight against terrorism to the next phase.

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