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Many injured as forces, Boko Haram exchange gunfire in Abuja

By The Citizen
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Boko Haram Islamists opened fire Friday on security operatives conducting an operation near a legislative building in Abuja, sparking a gunfight that injured several people, the intelligence branch said.

'In the early hours of (Friday)… a security team went for an operation behind the Apo legislative quarters… they came under heavy gunfire attack by … Boko Haram elements,' leading to a shootout which injured 'some people', Marilyn Ogar, spokeswoman for the Department of State Services, said in a statement.