According to several sources, the incident led to a gridlock on the highway.
The gun duel between the army and the terrorists started around 8 pm, according to various sources who spoke to OduNews.
About 20 minutes after the terrorists left, soldiers from Zuma Barracks rushed to the scene and took full control.
The police and military authorities were not immediately available to respond to the incident.
This latest attack on a military installation comes days after bandits attacked a unit of the presidential brigade guards, killing at least three soldiers.
24 hours after the incident, the management of Federal Government College, Kwali, asked parents to evacuate their children from the school following an attack by bandits in a neighbouring community.
The FCTA authorities and the Ministry of Education also ordered the shutdown of schools in the nation’s capital.