Following the recent attacks in which many people were killed, the United States has responded to the conflicts between Nigerian security organizations and individuals from the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, likewise known as Shittes. The US Government communicated worry over the rate of killings caused by the emergency. They have urged President Buhari to find a lasting and quick solution to the matter.
In an announcement issued by the Information Office, Public Affairs Section, Embassy of the United States of America, today, called on President Muhammadu Buharigovernment to lead an intensive examination concerning the episode and make fitting move. This call pursued later rehashed conflicts between the Shiites and security agents, particularly the Nigerian Army, over the interest for the arrival of its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, from Prison. The United States stated,
“The United States Embassy is concerned by the deaths resulting from clashes between Nigerian security forces and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in areas surrounding Abuja. We urge Government of Nigeria authorities to conduct a thorough investigation of the events and to take appropriate action to hold accountable those responsible for violations of Nigerian law. We urge restraint on all sides.”
Review that in the repercussions of conflicts between the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also called Shi’ites and security agents in Abuja, the order has pronounced 1000 of its individuals missing. For three days, the order individuals walked on Abuja road, challenging army officers and policemen who endeavored to stop them. This has prompted the death of some of them, many managed wounds and more than 400 IMN individuals were captured by security agents as prior reported. Abdullahi Musa, the gatherings’ representatives, in an announcement on Wednesday, said notwithstanding the 1,000 missing individuals, 46 were killed while 107 supported wounds.
“The public will recall that on Saturday 27 October, 2018 the followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) publicly announced the commencement of three (3) days religious gathering (Arbaeen Symbolic Trek) and protest for unconditional release of our leader, Sheikh Zakzaky (H). Unfortunately, during the programme, the military and police killed 46 mourners and protesters, injured 107 and 1000 got missing. The worst part of the crime is that the police are now blackmailing us to cover their atrocities.
”The Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (AFIMN) objected and rejected the baseless claims made by the police that followers of Sheikh Zakzaky were arrested with explosives and at the same time we are calling the public to please ignore the allegation. The police should come out and tell the world where they got the explosive and account for over 1000 people that got missing during the three days protest and we are calling for the prosecution of all those that participated in the attack and killing of 46 protesters.”