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Friday 14 October 2016

Shi’ite Sect Killings: Islamic Movement Of Nigeria, Reacts To Attacks Of Its Members

A Statement by  Spokesperson of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, on attack and the killing of its members in parts of the North
The procession of the martyrdom of Imam Husain started in Funtua, Katsina State peacefully, but was later stopped by a team of policemen who were drafted to the scene to forcibly stop the march. After firing teargas canisters on the procession, the police opened fire with live bullets killing nine instantly and injuring about 20 others. There are reports that they went with some victims.

In Kaduna, the peaceful Ashura procession was concluded without any incident. However,  armed paid thugs attacked some members of IMN on their way to their various homes injuring them. This was followed by torching of Islamic Centre of IMN at Tudun wada Kaduna and subsequent demolition  by a combined team of policemen and the Army. Three members of the Movement were killed there.

The story was similar in Jos, Plateau state, where armed soldiers brutally attacked the Ashura procession, then proceeded to invade the Islamic Centre belonging to IMN, making some arrests while threatening to demolish the worship complex.

Nevertheless, peaceful Ashura processions were conducted in Katsina, Yola, Potiskum,  Suleja, Bauchi, Gombe, Lafia and Kano among many towns. In Kano though, the police arrested some Musulim sisters of IMN on their way to their various homes. These have been taken to Bompai police headquarters. A number of arrests were also made in Kaduna and were arraigned before the Shariah Court Daura road. These were sent to prison.

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