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Army accused of abducting members of Islamic Movement

06 October 2016, 18:03

Katsina - Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) alleged the Nigerian Army has abducted two of its members during the Ashura mourning in Katsina State.

They were said to be on their way back to their homes.

IMN said the abduction started on Monday with Sunusi Haruna at Dutsinma, Katsina State.

It alleged some soldiers bundled him into their van in a kidnap like manner.

Since then, IMN said, he has been held incommunicado.

It alleged on Tuesday, some soldiers in Katsina metropolis abducted a teenage Muslim sister, A’isha Attah, after attending the Ashura mourning session by sunset.

Also read: FG 'preparing Nigerian army for war with Shiite Muslims'

She has since been reportedly whisked to Kano, though her whereabouts in Kano still remain unknown.

As at the time of writing, IMN said no offence had been established by the authorities holding its members.

“The Islamic Movement in Nigeria hereby calls on the authorities responsible for the arrest of our members to release them unconditionally, since they haven’t committed any crime.

"We also call on the authorities to stop any harassment by the military on our members henceforth,” said Ibrahim Musa, President of the IMN Media Forum.

Ashura is a period of mourning the killing of the Grandson of Prophet Muhammad, Imam Husain in the year 61 AH (680 AD).

- CAJ News


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