The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday said it was God that saved him from the hands of Shiite sect members during his encounter with them at the weekend.
The Army Chief described the sect members as violent in their conduct during his encounter.
Buratai spoke with reporters in Abuja shortly after an interactive session with members of the Senate Committee on Defence.
A clash ensued on Saturday in Zaria, Kaduna State, between Shiite adherents and the convoy of the Army chief.
Several people were killed in the incident.
Buratai said, “You want to know how I escaped? It was by the will of God that I was able to escape from that place.
“I think NTA was there and they aired the clip. It was very clear. They were violent, definitely this is very clear, the clips are there. That was what happened.”
The Army Chief, who urged Nigerians to be law abiding, insisted that “nobody should take the law into his hands.”