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ISLAMIC MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA ATTACK TROOPS ON ESCORT DUTY AT ZUBA ON SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2018

PRESS RELEASE

Troops of Army Head­quar­ters Gar­ri­son on offi­cial duty escort­ing ammu­ni­tions and mis­siles from Abu­ja to Army Cen­tral Ammu­ni­tion Depot in Kaduna State were attacked by some mem­bers of the Islam­ic Move­ment in Nige­ria (IMN) sect at Zuba bridge, of the Fed­er­al Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­to­ry (FCT) at about 3.00pm on Sat­ur­day 27th Octo­ber 2018.

The sect who were sup­pos­ed­ly in a pro­ces­sion, estab­lished an ille­gal road block deny­ing motorists free pas­sage. When the troops’ con­voy attempt­ed to clear the road block, they met stiff oppo­si­tion from the sect. Mem­bers of the sect used var­i­ous objects to bar­ri­cade the road and also pelt­ed the troops with stones and oth­er dan­ger­ous items. They smashed both mil­i­tary and civil­ian vehi­cles’ wind­screens and win­dows.

They also attempt­ed to over­run the escorts to cart away the ammu­ni­tion and mis­siles the troops were escort­ing. This led to the troops open­ing fire to extri­cate them­selves. Con­se­quent­ly, troops of 102 Guards Bat­tal­ion in whose Area of Respon­si­bil­i­ty the inci­dent occurred rushed to the convoy’s res­cue.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, dur­ing the encounter 3 mem­bers of the sect were killed while 2 sol­diers sus­tained var­i­ous degrees of injuries and are being treat­ed at a mil­i­tary med­ical facil­i­ty.
Mean­while, nor­mal­cy has been restored in the gen­er­al area and mem­bers of the pub­lic espe­cial­ly those ply­ing the Abu­ja — Zuba Road are request­ed to go about with their nor­mal activ­i­ties with the assur­ance from the NIger­ian Army that no indi­vid­ual or per­sons would be allowed to dis­turb pub­lic peace and unpro­voked attacks against mil­i­tary con­voys.

You are please request­ed to dis­sem­i­nate this infor­ma­tion to the gen­er­al pub­lic through your medi­um.
Thank you for your coop­er­a­tion and please accept my high­est esteemed regards.

JAMES MYAM
Major Gen­er­al
Com­man­der Army Head­quar­ters Gar­ri­son

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