We wake up early morning of today with breaking news that SSS Headquater and the presidencial palace is under attack by the Gboko Haram Insurgence.
According to Reuben Abati, who is Special Adviser on Media and publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan, the President was not affected by the gun battle that occured today around the headquarters of the Department of State Services and the presidential villa.
In a statement posted to his Twitter and Facebook, Abati said President Jonathan was unharmed in the shootout between the army and insurgents.
The presidential villa has one of its gates overlooking the SSS headquarters.
The SSS issued a statement shortly after the attack claiming that the gun battle began after a detainee disarmed an operative and tried to effect a jailbreak.
However, many say that the statement is “untrue and misleading.”