Shi’ites Drag Ex-Police IG, Army Chief Before UN, EU For ‘Killing 78 Free-El-Zakzaky Protesters In Three Years’

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), in any other case generally known as Shi’ites, has dragged the previous Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and former Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai earlier than the Unted Nations and European Union for alleged killing 78 members of the group in three years throughout peaceable protests to demand the discharge of their chief, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. 


IMN in a petition dated May twenty eighth 2021 and signed by Secretary Academic Forum of the motion, Abdullahi Musa referred to as on  worldwide organisations to take crucial actions in opposition to the perpetrators of the alleged crime in opposition to humanity.


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The group stated it might not cease to demand for justice within the killing of unarmed and harmless protesters who launched into peaceable protests in opposition to the continued detention of their chief, El-Zakzaky.


The motion said that two journalists and two law enforcement officials have been additionally killed by the police whereas clamping down on the group between 2018 and 2021.

The petition, which was sighted by SaharaReporters, was addressed to the Country Representatives United Nations and Head of Delegation to Nigeria, European Union, with the names of the victims.


The sect stated the killing of unarmed protesters was a transparent violation of guidelines of engagement and subsequently referred to as on the UN and EU to ask the previous safety chiefs who allowed the atrocities to be dedicated beneath their watch.


The petition stated, “The protest was began on Monday, January 8, 2018. Ever since then, and in lower than 4 years, the mixture of the Army and the police has with full intent murdered almost 4 scores free-Zakzaky protesters, 78 to be extra exact; 2 journalists, 2 law enforcement officials and lots of passers-by [Abuja residents].


“First, within the yr 2018; on Tuesday, January 9, at Wuse Zone 6, by Sky Memorial, some FCT law enforcement officials shot Sheikh Qaseem Umar Sokoto within the leg which subsequently led to his unlucky demise on the fifth of February, 27 days after the incident. Yet, on Wednesday, January 10, they opened hearth at Area 2, Garki. They killed 3 with cruelty- Aminu Ibraheem Gashua, Adamu Salis Dunari and Bilyaminu Mika’ilu. On Monday, April 16, they killed Ahmad Rufa’i on the National Human Rights Commission.


“On Saturday, October 27, during the Arbaeen Symbolic Trek and free-Zakzaky protest, officers of the Nigerian Army killed 5 people at a time at Zuba. Two days later, Monday, October 29, soldiers of the Presidential Guards Brigade, a unit of the Nigerian Army, then under Brigadier General Umar Tama Musa, waylaid Sheikh Zakzaky’s followers at Kubo checking-point, close to Mogadishu Barrack. There, they massacred 42 Ashura mourners on the march.” 


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The sect additionally referred to as on the Nigerian authorities to launch their chief and his spouse, Zeenat who’ve been detained since December 2015 after a violent conflict with the convoy of the previous Chief of Army Staff in Zaria, which led to the demise of many members of the group.

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Shi'ites Drag Ex-Police IG, Army Chief Before UN, EU For 'Killing 78 Free-El-Zakzaky Protesters In Three Years'

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