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Army’s Siege Of Zaria Ends In El-Zakzaky’s Arrest

A siege of Zaria by the Nigerian army which began yesterday has ended in the arrest of the leader of the Shiite sect, Ibrahim El Zakzaky.

Hours of shooting around his residence eventually led to his arrest. Reports indicate that an influential leader of the sect, Mohammed Turi was killed.

The arrest of the Shi’te leader comes on the heels of allegations by the Nigerian army that Shi’te members attempted to assassinate Lt.Gen Tukur Burutai, the Chief of Army Staff yesterday afternoon.

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