The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites has accused Governor of Kaduna State of unleashing security agents after their members.
This was contained in a statement on Saturday by the President Media Forum of IMN, Mr. Ibrahim Musa, hinging on El-Rufai disappointment of being banished from this year’s Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Conference.
Part of the statement read: “Reports reaching us confirm that Governor Nasiru Elrufai, fresh from the pains of being de-invited to the annual conference of the NBA and the support of that by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, has sent combined forces of armed men and thugs to violently attack members of the Movement who were conducting the Ashura mourning session in Kaduna.
“Today, Saturday evening, at Hayin Bello neighborhood, a team of policemen attacked a gathering of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria holding the annual Ashura mourning commemorating the brutal assassination of Imam Husein, the Grandson of Prophet Muhammad (S) and killed 2 persons instantly.”
Musa listed those killed to include: Abubakar Talle and Ali Rigasa, with many people injured by gunshots. He said the police also vandalise the vehicles of those who attended the mourning session.
According to the statement, Police vehicle caught fire after it fell into a gutter, resulting in the burning of a house close to it.
“This year’s Ashura mourning was started on Thursday 20/08/2020 coinciding with the beginning of new Islamic calendar 1442 in two other neighborhoods peacefully and is scheduled to culminate on the tenth of Muharram next week.
” Attached is pictures of vandalized vehicles, police truck on fire, and wounded persons during the attack.The live picture is that of Abubakar Talle killed by the police,” the statement concluded.