Shiites FG wants to silence us – Sect alleges

Bello also accused the Federal Government of plotting to stop them from practicing their faith in Nigeria.

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Members of the Shiite sect have alleged that there is a plot to wipe out the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) from Nigeria.

The group also slammed President Buhari for not commiserating with the families of those who lost their lives.

According to Punch, the Head of Martyr Foundation of IMN, Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, alleged that the police attacked sect members after they concluded the Ashura procession in Kano.

Bello also accused the Federal Government of plotting to stop them from practicing their faith in Nigeria.

He also called on Buhari to order the security agents to release the corpse of their members so they can bury them.

Bello said ‘’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.’’

Adding that “President Buhari and his lieutenants and to remind them that they were not voted into office to kill those they harbour religious enmity against.

“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.”

Speaking on the incident that occurred recently between the sect and the police, the Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje called on the group to always get police permission before they embark on a protest.

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