The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as Shiites, has decried what sit described as an attack on its members by members of security forces, saying they attacked a peaceful procession in Kaduna to mark the annual Qudus day as part of an attempt to decimate it’s members.
Addressing a press conference in Kaduna, one of the leaders of the group, Sheikh Yakubu Yahaya, condemned the alleged use of live bullets to disperse a peaceful protest by its members.
According to him, same processionwas held in other cities nationwide without incidence except Kaduna. He said the group had taken its case to Allah for justice. “This is what we witnessed, police started with tear gas and fired live bullet and it is rather unfortunate , we are calling for the release of theleader of the IMN, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife according to the court ruling”, Yahaya said.