– Islamic Movement of Nigeria popularly known as Shiites have attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for keeping mum over the recent face-off between the sect and law enforcement agents
– The Shiites also accused the Federal Government of plotting to wipe out the movement in the country
Islamic group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria popularly known as Shiites have attacked President Muhammadu Buhari for keeping mum over the recent face-off between the sect and law enforcement agents.
The Shiites also accused the Federal Government of plotting to wipe out the movement in the country.
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Speaking a press briefing, the Head of Martyr Foundation of IMN, Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, said the Ashura procession had ended peacefully before security agents attacked Shitte members.
‘’We were walking away from Kano toward Zaria and we did not obstruct traffic. It was the heavily armed police officers, who scattered the hitherto orderly, peaceful and solemn procession. There was simply no justification for the police attack, who unjustifiably shot indiscriminately, killing men, women and children, including an eight month-old infant.’’
The Shiites also called on the Federal Government to compel security agents to release the corpses of their over 100 members so that “we can organise a befitting burial for them according to Islamic rites.”
“Nigerians should be mindful of the shameless disregard to civilians’ lives and property exhibited by the Buhari-led administration.”
“President Buhari and his lieutenants and to remind them that they were not voted into office to kill those they harbour religious enmity against.”
“Finally, we also reiterate our demand for the unconditional release of our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, his wife, and all those being detained illegally since the pogrom against us commenced,” he said.
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