Sect says leader was shot several times
The Shiite Islamic Movement has alleged that their leader Ibrahim El Zakay and his wife were shot several times during a clash between members of the sect and the Nigerian Army in December 2015
Speaking at a press Conference in Kaduna, a spokesman of the group, AbdulHamid Bello, said it is on record that the leader was shot several times and his wife was shot severally by members of the Nigerian military in what he described as a premeditated action aimed at eliminating him.
“Prior to this, the Nigerian Military and other security agencies have made attempts to wipe off the entire members of the family of the leader of the Movement. Unfortunately, we underestimated the resolve of the enemies of the movement but it is very clear to us that they are quite vicious and will go to any length to conclude their genocidal designs against the movement. It is rather unfortunate that the Nigerian Military and other security agencies have refused to obey the Nigerian Constitution and the laws of the land. It is incongruous that we the members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and the Nigerian people have no idea whatsoever of the state of health of the leader of the Islamic Movement and his wife” AbdulHamid Bello said during the conference.
“We are further embarrassed and alarmed that the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria is not in the custody of the Nigerian Police Force. The Nigerian people will recall that the military had claimed that they handed over the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria to the Nigerian Police Force but it is clear that the leader is not in the custody of the Nigerian Police Force but that of the Department of State Services (DSS). We are surprised that the leadership of the Nigerian military that orchestrated genocide against members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria will lie to the Nigerian people that they handed over the leader of the Movement to the Nigerian Police Force” he said
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