Yesterday in Kano, the leadership of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiites) accused the Federal Government of plotting to wipe them out of Nigeria.
According to Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, the Head of Martyr Foundation of IMN, he stated that the Ashura procession had already ended peacefully before security operatives who he said disguised as youths attacked the Shiite members.
The Sheikh noted that the silence of President Muhammadu Buhari in all the attack on the Shiites members is a clear indication that there is a plot to stop them from practicing their faith and mode of worship.
‘’We were walking away from Kano toward Zaria and we did not obstruct traffic. It was the heavily armed police officers, who scattered the hitherto orderly, peaceful and solemn procession. There was simply no justification for the police attack, who unjustifiably shot indiscriminately, killing men, women and children, including an eight month-old infant.’’
Sheikh Bello also urged the Federal Government to release the corpses of their 100 members who were killed so that they can organize a befitting burial for them.
He also told Nigerians to “be mindful of the shameless disregard to civilians’ lives and property exhibited by the Buhari-led administration.” He said
Nigerians should caution “President Buhari and his lieutenants and to remind them that they were not voted into office to kill those they harbour religious enmity against.” He added
“Finally, we also reiterate our demand for the unconditional release of our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, his wife, and all those being detained illegally since the pogrom against us commenced,” he said.