Boko Haram attacks police base in Abuja as police launch manhunt

The deadly sect says it has put its house in order for more attacks

Gunmen, early Monday, attacked the headquarters of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in Abuja leading to a shootout for many hours.

The men are believed to be members of the Boko Haram  sect who attempted to free their members being held by the police.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the attack was repelled by the police. No casualty was reported.

The daring attack came less than 24 hours after suspected Boko Haram members detonated explosives at a church in a major military training compound in Jaji, Kaduna State.

A man, who claimed to be a senior member of the sect told PREMIUM TIMES, Monday, that “we (the group) have put our house in order and Nigerians have not seen anything yet.”

Police Force spokesperson, Frank Mba, could not be reached for comment.

Security operatives have already cordoned the Apo area of Abuja where the attack occured.

A manhunt has already been launched to locate the attackers who security sources believe are still hiding around the vicinity.

The security forces last week declared the leaders of the sect wanted, placing a bounty on them.

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