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Security situation in Zaria under control - army

14 December 2015, 06:39

Kaduna - The Nigerian army has urged Zaria residents to go about their legitimate businesses as the security situation in the city has been brought under control.

This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday by acting Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman.

Although the statement did not provide details about any military operation after the attack on the army chief, it said the army was in control.

Members of the Shi'ite sect on Saturday attacked the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai in Zaria

Also read: Group attempts attack on COAS convoy in Zaria

Usman said the continuous disruption of public peace by any group would not be tolerated.

"The Nigerian Constitution guarantees the rights of any group of persons and Sheikh El Zak Zaky's followers to hold a peaceful march or procession unhindered, but it also guarantees other people's rights of way on public highways.

"Acts that subject citizens to hardship, delays, threats and disruption of public peace cannot be tolerated and must stop.

“As soon as order is restored to the situation in Zaria city and its environs, the Police will conduct an enquiry and the public will be informed.

"In the meantime, the public is advised to go about their lawful business and report any suspicious persons or incidents to the police."

Usman said the antecedents of the group remained worrisome especially as they infringed on the rights of innocent citizens.



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