Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, has described the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as a “murderous regime.”
He condemned the assault by troopers on peaceable Shiites throughout their procession on Tuesday.
Soldiers and policemen had opened hearth on defenceless members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), additionally known as Shiites as they engaged in an annual symbolic non secular procession in Abuja.
Sowore famous that the Nigeria Police Force and the Army reportedly killed six Shiites in chilly blood.
The activist, who shared a video exhibiting the Shiites working from the brutal troopers and policemen, famous that the Buhari regime wastes the lives of Nigerians every day on the slightest alternative.
“The murderous Muhammadu Buhari regime today opened fire on peace loving Shiites as they engaged in an annual symbolic religious trek in Abuja, security agents from the Nigeria Police Force and HQ Nigerian Army reportedly killed six of them in cold blood.
“These murderous companies waste lives of Nigerians every day on the slightest alternative and this will not proceed. Buhari have to be stopped in any respect value! #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo #October1stProtest,” he stated.
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that no fewer than 42 members of IMN have been arrested by the police over a procession the IMN members, in any other case often called Shiites, launched into within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Tuesday.
The FCT Police Command spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh, instructed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that among the members got here from Niger, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, and Kaduna states to “cause mayhem in the FCT.”
She claimed the suspects, carrying charms, stones, and a few minor explosives have been nabbed on the Kubwa-Gwarimpa axis of Abuja.
She additionally claimed that they stormed the realm in massive numbers, obstructing site visitors and throwing stones and explosives at police operatives.