Finally the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai has opened up on how he was attacked and escaped an attempt on his life by Islamic Movement of Nigeria, otherwise known as, Shiites. He said the incident was an attempted assassination and he escaped by the grace of God.
“It was aired on national televisions. Members of the group were violent on that day. You want to know how I escaped. It was by the will of God that I was able to escape from the place. I urge everybody to be law abiding and nobody should take the law into his hands.” He said.
Members of the sect, allegedly attacked Buratai’s convoy last Saturday, in Zaria, Kaduna State. Briefing newsmen at the end of a closed-door session with Senate Committee on Defence, alongside the Minister of Defence and service chiefs, Buratai said the issue was very clear.