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December 12, 2015

Breaking: Buratai escapes assassination attempt in Kaduna, as soldiers, Shiites clash

Senate begins Screening of Buratai, other behind Closed Door

Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai(retd).

The Chief of Army  Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Saturday, escaped assassination attempt, as members of the Muslim sect, Shiites allegedly attacked his convoy in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai

Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai 

Seven persons reportedly lost their lives in the clash between soldiers attached to Buratai’s convoy and the Shiite Muslim sect.

However, at the time of filing this report, Vanguard can’t independently confirm the cause of the clash.

This came as President Muhammadu Buhari was a guest in Kaduna today, to grace the Kaduna Music Festival, as well as received a honorary award given him by the Kaduna State University (KASU), at its convocation ceremony.

Details later