Lagos – The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN)
said it would not cooperate with the Kaduna State Government Judicial
Commission of Inquiry until its leader, Ibraheem Zakzaky, was released.
The commission is probing the deadly attack the military
carried out against IMN members in Zaria.
IMN says more than 1 000 members were killed.
The Northern State Governors Forum (NSGF), in a communiqué
issued at its meeting last Friday, called on the IMN to cooperate with the
Commission of Inquiry
“We appreciate the Governors call, at least it is an
acknowledgement on their part that something unfortunate in the history of the
North happened in Zaria that if not handled fairly and justly could have long-term
consequences for the region and the country in general,” said Ibrahim Musa, IMN
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He said among the grievances authorities had not addressed
include the continued incarceration of the leader of the movement.
IMN also pointed at the allegedly lopsided composition of
“We have already pointed out to the government and the
public that among the ’13 wise men and women’ of the Commission are three
people who are well known in their hate campaigns against the IMN which is set in
a way to suggest that the final report was already determined against it,” said
The Zaria massacre occurred in 2015 when the military argued
it was dispersing IMN supporters that had threatened to assassinate Chief of
Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. This version has been widely-rejected.
- CAJ News