Nigerian sect attack military chief convoy in northern state

Some suspected members of a religious group in central north Nigeria's Kaduna State attempted an attack on the convoy of Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai in Zaria area on Saturday, an official said.


Spokesperson for the Nigerian Army Col. Sani Usman said in a statement made available to Xinhua that the group struck in the afternoon when the military chief went to pay homage to the Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris.


He said the military chief also went to Zaria to attend the passing out parade of 73 Regular Recruits intake of Nigerian Army Depot, Zaria.

Usman added that the members of the group, wielding dangerous weapons, obstructed the main road with stones and tyres.

According to him, the members threw stones and dangerous objects at the convoy of the COAS, noting that Buratai was not hurt.

“We wish to implore all Nigerians to continue to be law abiding and remain conscious of other people’s right to life and freedom of movement,” the spokesperson added. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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