- The clash between police officers in Kaduna and some members of the Shiite group has been condemned
- A coalition focused on pursuing justice in Nigeria also called on the United Nations, The United States of America and the European Union to caution Iran
- According to the coalition, security agencies should be compelled to use force in enforcing the law while handling the IMN members
The Coalition for Truth and Justice has reacted to the clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and police officers in Kaduna.
The coalition said the United States and the United Nations should call IMN terrorist group to order.
A statement by the national coordinator of the coalition, Timothy Charles, said the call became necessary following the clash between Nigeria Police Force officials and members of the IMN popularly know as Shiites over the weekend in Kaduna state.
Charles also urged the United Nations caution Iran - which the coalition referred to as IMN’s sponsor - as Nigerians can no longer stomach the glaring state-sponsored activities.
Charles said in the event that security agencies are compelled to use force to enforce law and order, these are the countries that IMN will hide under the international convention to demand intervention from.
Charles also said that it is important for the World to be reminded that the IMN leader’s continued incarceration with his wife is not at the behest of the Federal Government but is at the instance of the Kaduna state government.
He said it should be noted that IMN was proscribed as a terrorist entity following due process and the rule of law.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some officers of the NPF clashed members of the IMN in Abuja during a protest on October 18, 2019.
The members of the Islamic group were dispersed by the police after they went into the streets demanding for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
Reports said that the group members during the protest hoisted one red and another black flag while chanting songs to express their grievance.
However, in a bid to disperse the protesting crowd personnel of the police shot teargas into the air while some of the protesters were arrested by police officials.
The incident took place after the Shiite group defied police order by embarking on its Ashura mourning procession in Abuja.
The Ashura procession is an annual religious ritual carried out by the Shiite Islamic sect all over the world on September 10.
During the procession, participants including men, women, and children who walked a few kilometres from Berger Roundabout to Wuse.
The participants were said to have also hurriedly concluded the exercise to avoid a confrontation with security personnel.
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