PHOTOS: BLOODBATH IN ZARIA…As Shiites Group Attempt To Assassinate Chief Of Army, General Tukur Burutai

The Nigerian Army via its official Twitter handle (@HQNigeriaArmy) claimed that Shi’a group members ambushed the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Burutai, in Zaria in an attempt to assassinate him on his way from Dutse in Jigawa State.

'Shiites attempt to assassinate the Chief of Army Staff in Zaria', @HQNigeriaArmy tweeted.

According to The Whistle’s exclusive report, claims from the Shi’a camp were that the Nigerian Army soldiers besieged the Shi’a Islamic Movement center (Hussainia Baqeeyatullah Zaria) under the leadership of El-Zakzaky and opened fire killing many innocent faithfuls. The numbers are swelling but 7 people have been reported dead already.

The Shi’a muslims were said to be waiting for a flag changing ceremony that heralds the beginning of Rabi ul-Awwal.

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