Palpable tension enveloped the ancient city of Zaria in Kaduna State on Saturday when suspected Shi’ite Muslims attempted to assassinate the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.
The spiritual headquarters of the Shi’ite Muslims also known as Islamic Movement in Nigeria, is located along Park Road, Zaria.
At the time of publishing this report, it was unclear if the Chief of Army Staff was in Zaria on official engagement or he was on a private visit.
The Nigerian Army confirmed the plot to assassinate Lt.-Gen. Buratai in Zaria.
Shiites attempt to assassinate the Chief of Army Staff in Zaria
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) December 12, 2015