Published on Sep 28, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiite, has vowed to continue with its peaceful processions and protests anywhere in Nigeria, irrespective of intimidation and denial by agents of the government.
The movement said: “we will like to reiterate to the general public of our commitment to peaceful assembly and protests not only in Sokoto but the nation in general. This has been the teaching of our illegally incarcerated leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky for decades, and no amount of intimidation will make us abandon that noble Islamic path.”
In a statement condemning Sokoto state government for stopping peaceful procession by members of the movement in that state, the spokesman, Ibrahim Musa said that the movement is aware of attempts by the security agencies to carry out false flag attacks in the name of IMN.
He made it clear that such action would not make members to shy away from their responsibility of exposing the vile attempts of the security agents.
“Our annual Ashura procession is a peaceful assembly which is a world-wide phenomenon. It’s all about exposing the killers of Imam Husain, the Grandson of our Prophet Muhammad (S). “Processions in the name of APC and Buhari are allowed, why should the one in the name of the Grand Son of the Prophet be banned?”
Ibrahim Musa advised the Sokoto state government to rescind its decision to split the blood of innocent people during the peaceful processions of Shiite.
He warned the government not to tarnish its image as it had already been adjudged to be most peaceful since the inception of Tambuwal’s administration.
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