The Headquarters of1 Division Nigerian Army has said that all the weapons and. Ammunition recovered from the Shi’ite group has been handed over to the police.
The army however said it’s attention has been drown to the publication particularly on the photograph that was displayed during the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division press briefing with members of the media in Kaduna on Wednesday 6 January 2016, and wish to correct the mistake in the captioning.
According to the army through a press statement issued by the deputy director Army Public relations, Colonel Usman Abdul, it stated that, “We wish to state categorically that all the ammunitions/weapons and other dangerous weapons displayed were recovered from armed bandits, criminals and cattle rustlers that have been terrorizing innocent civil populace within the North West Zone and not from the members of the Shiite sect as reported.
“The issue of the clash between the Nigerian Army troops and members of the Shiite sect was not the main issue of the briefing but was only mentioned to reiterate the position of the Nigerian Army on the matter. All sort of weapons recovered specifically from the Shiite sect have been handed over the Police authority few days after the incident.”