A statement from the Army released earlier today, said the sect members who were allegedly in a procession in the Federal Capital Territory, mounted an illegal street block during their procession consequently denying motorists free passage.
When the troops’ convoy attempted to clean the road block, they met stiff resistance from the sect. Members of the sect used various objects to barricade the street and also pelted the troops with rocks and other dangerous products. They smashed both civilian and military vehicles’ windscreens and windows.
They also attempted to overrun the escorts to cart away the ammunition and missiles the troops were escorting.
Hence, soldiers of 102 Guards Battalion in whose Area of Responsibility the incident happened rushed to the convoy’s rescue.
Unfortunately, during the encounter 3 members of the sect were murdered while 2 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries and are being treated at a military medical center.
See a clip from the scene of the clash below;