How I Escaped Shi’ite Sect Members’ Attack- Buratai

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, has given his own account of how he escaped death at the hands of suspected members of the Shi’ite Islamic sect who, he claimed, attacked his convoy at the weekend in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Buratai disclosed on Monday during an interview with journalists shortly after he appeared alongside other service chiefs before the Senate Committee on Defence in the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, that his convoy was attacked despite pleas by a detachment of soldiers for the sect members to remove the blockade they mounted on the highway.

He said that the refusal of the Shi’ite sect members to clear the road and after their pleas were rebuffed, did they try to force their way out, resulting in the loss of many lives as the soldiers reportedly opened fire on them.

Buratai maintained that the Shi’ite Islamic sect members were violent,  attributing his escape to the will of God.

He said: “You want to know how I escaped? It was by the will of God that I was able to escape from that place.

“I think NTA was there and they aired the clip, it was very clear. They were violent. Definitely, this is very clear. The clips are there. That was what happened.”

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