A few minutes after 7 p.m., the militants came at the scene and started shooting at the soldiers, killing some of them.
They gained control of the region for roughly 30 minutes, a source informed Daily Trust.
The gunmen kept firing as they moved in the direction of the expressway’s Kaduna axis.
Police officers and soldiers from Zuma Barracks have been sent to the area.
Days prior to the tragedy, in Abuja, terrorists engaged the Presidential Guards Brigade on the Kubwa-Bwari route.
At least three people were present.
At least three personnel were killed in the ambush, while a number of others were wounded.
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