Members of the Islamic Motion in Nigeria (IMN) have accused the Police in Kano State of threatening their lives over their continued clamour for the discharge of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
The group mentioned: “The Kano State Police Commissioner, Rabiu Yusuf, informed some members of the motion that he won’t hesitate to make use of drive on them at any time when they protest in his space of jurisdiction.”The allegation was contained in an announcement issued yesterday by IMN’s spokesman, Ibrahim Musa.
“The motion believes that Yusuf meant to kill the protesters, when he mentioned he’ll use drive on them, since that was what occurred when he used drive on our members in 2016 and 2017 through the yearly Arbaeen trek in commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Husain, grandson of Prophet Muhammad.
“On Wednesday, December 19, 2018, Yusuf invited some members of IMN to his workplace and threatened to make use of most drive on them ought to they dare to defy his orders to not perform ‘Free Zakzaky’ protest within the state,” the assertion reads. Musa defined that the group determined to go public on the CP’s risk to make use of drive on its members although threats won’t in anyway break their resolve, neither had been the members shaken by the most recent risk.
“On Monday, November 14, 2016 the identical CP despatched policemen to open hearth on hundreds of our members who had been on peaceable march through the Arbaeen spiritual pageant, killing not less than 40 folks. “Until immediately, solely 18 corpses handed over to us had been duly buried in accordance with Islamic rites, the remainder had been buried secretly by the police.
“Once more on Sunday, November 5, 2017, policemen makes use of stay bullets throughout one other Arbaeen trek killing not less than three individuals, together with an toddler. “It’s stunning that the CP would toe this line moments after President Muhammadu Buhari warned the police towards unprofessional conduct reminiscent of unlawful detentions, extrajudicial killings, torture and violation of elementary human rights on the convocation and passing out parade of the First Common Cadet Course on the Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State,” he said. Musa added that the current outburst of the CP was opposite to the President’s directive that the police ought to abide by the constitutional code of conduct in policing Nigerians.
“Free Zakzaky protest is our proper as enshrined within the nation’s structure. The provisions of Sections 38 and 39 of the 1999 Structure ensures our proper to congregate peacefully, which is what we now have been doing because the unlawful detention of Sheikh Zakzaky on December 14, 2015,” he said.