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Police version of Kaduna disturbances dismissed

23 December 2015, 16:28Emeka Okonkwo

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 Yaqoub Zakzaky.

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


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