Senate Set To Probe Shi’ite, Army Clash

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The Senate ad-hoc committee on probing the bloody Zaria clash between Nigerian troops and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria will commence sitting Tuesday, December 29, at the National Assembly.

Shiite Muslims protesting in Minna

File photo of Shiite Muslims protesting in Minna

This disclosure was made by the chairman of police affairs committee, Senator Abu Ibrahim.

Following the clash including convoy of the chief of army staff, Lt. Gen, Tukeu Buratai and the procession of members of the Shi’ite in Zaria, Kaduna state, the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki constituted  16-man special committee.


The committee is headed by the chairman of defence committee, Senator Ahmed Lawn (APC, Yobe North).

You know we are on recess but we have decided to meet tomorrow (today) on the Zaria killings. We are meeting with some members of the sect. We will discuss with them in order to have first hand information on the matter. All arrangements have been completed on this,” he said.

He said the meeting would not be open to the public,“because of the sensitivity nature of the issue it will be in closed door.”


“We members of the adhoc committee have met on several occasions on the matter and we are working hard to do our investigation well. We will make our findings public afterwards but for now, we are doing our job in secret.”

He, however, did not give the specific date when the army boss and the leader of the movement, Ibraheem Zakzaky saying: “I don’t know but from tomorrow’s meeting we will know our bearing.”

Meanwhile, Shi’ite movement had described recent allegations by some residents of Zaria that the sect held people in Zaria and Sabon Gari local government areas of the state

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