Abuja - The Media Forum of the Islamic
Movement in Nigeria has refuted police’s version of the recent clashes between
members of the group and the law enforcers in Kaduna.
It was reported police opened fire on protesters after
they threatened to raze down a police station.
Some 13 protesters have reportedly been killed and more
arrested after the chaos.
“We also refute the storyline of the Police that they
shot at the peaceful protest because we intended to burn a Police station in
Tudun wada Kaduna,” Ibrahim Musa, President of the Media Forum of the Islamic
Movement in Nigeria, said.
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“This is malicious because it is not in our nature to
attack security agents, government properties or fellow citizens during our
protests we call MUZAHARA. The Police should please find another storyline but
certainly not this one.”
He alleged meanwhile, the Kaduna state government had
taken over the destruction of all the properties of the Islamic Movement in
Nigeria located across Zaria, another city that was the scene of deadly clashes
as protestors demonstrated against the arrest of Shiite Muslim leader, Ibraheem
Ibrahim said more than 40 brothers of the Islamic
Movement in Nigeria (IMN) were languishing in two prisons in Kaduna after
surviving gun shots of the soldiers almost a fortnight ago.
“We hereby call on the authorities in particular
to release or at least give access to our wounded brothers so that we can give
them proper medical attention. This we believe will save their lives, unless
they intend to see them die of the gun wounds,” said Ibrahim.
- CAJ News