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Islamic movement demands bodies of Zaria victims

21 January 2016, 18:30

Abuja - The Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has called on government to release bodies of victims killed during recent disturbances in Zaria.

Scores of people were killed during the Army and Muslim Shitte protesters in the Kaduna State city.

Tensions intensified after military accused the pro-Iranian sect of trying to assassinate army chief, Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Following the events, IMN said it had so far compiled a list of 730 missing persons that were either killed or in military detention.

Also read: WATCH: Army officers, Shiites members clash in Zaria

"Hundreds" are hundreds of students and members of the academic Forum of the Islamic Movement.

This, IMN said, was not including the 220 members of the movement who are in prison in Kaduna.

Some were said to be injured and denied treatment.

“These demonic acts perpetrated by the Nigerian Army has not only raised the Army’s human rights abuse records but has also turned a lot of women into widows, children into orphans and has also succeeded in wiping out a lot of families,” said Shu’aibu Isah Ahmad, IMN Chairman.

He said corpses of their members killed by the Army, including students should be released to them with immediate effect for burials according to Islamic rights.

“We call on the government to summon courage and live up to its morality and accept its crime by paying ‘diyyah’ to all affected families and relations,” Ahmad said. 




- CAJ News

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