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Contrary to exaggerated report by some media outlets, the Nigerian Army has insisted that only three members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) or Shi’ite sect on Monday at the Kugbo/Karu bridge junction during an encounter with troops in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.

According to a statement made available on it social media pages, the Army stated that four members of the Army sustain varying degrees of injuries.

The Military refuted claims of by some media houses that 16 person or 50 persons died as a result of the encounter.

The army said the fatalities arose when the sect members attacked troops deployed at a checkpoint at the junction at about 3:p.m.

The sect in massive numbers forced their way into the troops checkpoint after overrunning the Police Force.

The Police withdrew back to troops position to join efforts to repel them.

They fired weapons, throwing bottle cannisters with fuel, large stones, catapults with dangerous objects and other dangerous items at troops, causing bodily harm and stopping motorist movement, breaking their windscreen and causing heavy traffic.

However, troops repelled the attack in conjunction with the Nigerian Police Force to stop the situation from further deteriorating, the statement said.

The statement added that calm has been restored in the affected areas as traffic was now free flowing.

It called on members of the public living within Abuja and environs to go about their normal activities without fear of molestation.

The Nigerian Army will not deter in carrying out its constitutional roles and also safeguarding law abiding citizens, it said.

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