The Nigerian Army yesterday reportedly repelled an assasination attempt by members of the Shiite sect on the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Tukur Burutai.
Burutai’s convoy was attacked in Kaduna but soldiers ensured that the attack was unsuccessful. A number of Shiites were killed in the process.
The leader of the Shiite sect has released a press statement challenging the Nigerian Army’s version of events.
The statement claims that the Shiites were hoisting the flag for celebration of the Maulud when soldiers confronted them.
“When some brothers met the soldiers to understand their mission of the soldiers was, they took position and opened fire indiscriminately, killed many and took away seven the casualty to an unknown location.” The statement reads.