PRESS RELEASE: Persecution of Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria

Yesterday (14/11/1016) at Kano state, well armed police men in about one hundred trucks after teargassing thousands of peaceful brothers and sisters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria while they are discharging their religious duty - The Annual Arbaeen Symbolic Trek,they open fire on them killing no less than one hundred innocent citizens of Nigeria.

An independent observer , Dr John Danfulani who happen there said that "I have never seen barbarism like this. Peaceful trekkers were assaulted and massacred by the armed police , this is pathetic, injustice and undemocratic."

He added that the protesters were peaceful and civilised , holding flags depicting the purpose of the event.

We hereby call on the NHRC to inform President Muhammad Buhari that members of the Islamic Movement are citizens of Nigeria , they deserve to be protected from all kind of harm from enemies of peace and humanity.

We equally urge the NHRC to remind Governor of Kano state not to turn the recently peaceful atmosphere enjoyed in the
state into a place where
innocent lives are being shed for the interst of blood thirsty devils.

The police authorities should hand over the bodies of brothers and sisters they killed in cold blood to their family members for proper burial. All those involved in the ungodly act should be brought to book.

Finally , We are calling on Government to release our leader Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, his wife and others immediately and unconditionally.


S.I Ahmad

Academic Forum Of The Islamic Movement In Nigeria(AFIMN)