Heavy shooting has been reported in Zaria and has reportedly been ongoing for over eight hours.
An alleged assasination attempt by the Shiite sect on the Chief of Arrmy Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Burutai led to the death of seven Shia fighters.
The Nigeria Army is reportedly closing down on the sect’s leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
The Chief of Army Staff’s convoy was attacked in Zaria at noon yesterday.
The attempt to arrest El-Zalzaky has proved futile so far, with the Shiites responding with force as the onslaught continues in Zaria.