SaharaReporters has just learnt that shots were fired in the vicinity of the United States embassy in Abuja. Our source said that the details were scant at the moment, but indicated that the Nigerian police had taken two individuals into custody.
Contacted by SaharaReporters, an unnamed official at the embassy simply directed us “to speak to the Nigerian police for further information.”
Over the last two years, the Nigerian capital of Abuja has witnessed a surge of terror attacks, including suicide bombings at the United Nations building as well as the headquarters of the Nigeria Police.
SaharaReporters was unable to reach any police spokesperson. We will provide more details as they become available.