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General News of Tuesday, 3 May 2022


Quds Day Rally: IMN debunks setting Zaria police station ablaze

Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, IMN leader Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, IMN leader

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ite has debunked allegations that their members set ablaze a police station in Zaria during the Quds day rally.

The representative of its National leader in Zaria, Mallam Abdulhamid Bello, who denied the allegation during a press conference in Zaria, said anybody can go to Kasuwar Mata police station and take a look at whether it was burnt or not.

“This year’s procession in Zaria was attacked under the pretext that the members set the Sabon gari police station and a vehicle on fire.

“It is on record that for over forty years of marking the annual Quds day in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky it has always been peacefully conducted unless when attacked by the security forces,” he said.

Mallam Bello stated that currently eight of their members were hospitalised resulting from gun wounds while over 70 including women and children are with life-threatening injuries from police shots were dumped in police cells without the needed medical attention.

He, therefore, stated categorically “that we have no hand in the burning of the vehicle and the false alarm of burning the Sabon gari police station.

“We, therefore, call for the immediate release of all in police captivity. Similarly, we want to use this opportunity to call on the Nigerian government to as a matter of urgency release the travelling documents of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife Malama Zeena to enable them to attend to their ailing health condition,” he said.

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