The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Shi'ite will be having a mass protest around the nation today 18th for justice of their brothers and sisters who were killed by the Nigerian Army on Saturday.
The Shi'ite will commence their "violent-free" procession and protest most especially for the Shi’ite sect leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zak-Zaky whose custody the Nigerian army claimed he is in, to be freed.
Recently the chief of army staff General Tukur Buratai said on Thursday that the sect leader is no longer in their custody.
Buratai said this when he met with a crew from the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) at the army Headquarters, Abuja.
The Army chief, who was responding to the request by NSCIA to meet with the sect leader, said that El-Zak-Zaky had been handed over to the appropriate authorities for prosecution.
According to Army chief, lawlessness must not be tolerated in the society especially when a fraction of the country is confronted with terrorism.
“As a responsible and law abiding organisation, we will do all that we can to always safeguard lives and property.“ NSCIA
"As for the whereabouts of the Shi’ite leader, he is not in our custody; he has been handed over to the appropriate authorities for prosecution because we don’t prosecute, what happened could be avoided but we followed the rules of engagement"- Buratai
The sect also claimed that the Nigerian Army that whose duties was to protect them was witch hunting them.
The chief Disregard the claims that he was only carrying out its constitutional duties.
To the people especially in the Northern state of Nigeria
*Your movement should be limited today
** Do not wear Black all through
***Mind your Language, the way you speak about issues in public places, bus, fueling station and if you must talk ;
Speak your native tone
*# If you wear hijab at least one of both hands should be outside
We Love You #Staysafe
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