Reports indicates that heavy fighting broke out late Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday between soldiers of Nigerian army and members of the Islamic movement of Nigeria after the army had surrounded the house of leader of the movement, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky
It will be recalled that the Army alleged an assassination attempt on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Burutai when his convoy was attacked by the Shiite members. Soldiers returned to El-Zakzaky’s residence in Gyallesu area of Zaria, at about 11pm and surrounded his house. The soldiers were resisted by members of the movement as they tried to arrest their leader.
Residents of the area reported heavy gunfire. There were also reports of unconfirmed casualties in the late night attack.
More details soon.
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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