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Shiites massacre: JNI calls for full investigation

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The Ja'amatu Nasir Islam, the umbrella body of Muslim organisations in

Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government to institute full

investigation into the last week killing of Shiite members in Zaria by

soldiers to unravel its remote and immediate causes, and to forestall

future occurrence.
Scores of Shiite members were killed on Saturday and Sunday when Shitte

members clashed with the convoy of Chief of Army Staff in Zaria.

A Statement by the Secretary-General of the JNI, Dr. Khalid Abubakar

Aliyu, called on security agencies to avoid use of excessive force, and to

operate within the internationally established convention of rules of

engagement in the discharge of their duties.
The JNI reiterated the sanctity of life and urged that Nigerians to

exercise restraint in the discharge of their civil, official and religious

duties at all times.
The Islamic organization said: “We believe that it is high time all

Nigerians come together, think together and take positive steps towards

salvaging the quandary of insecurity in our dear country.

“We must all view the insecurity quagmire as a challenge to all Nigerians,

regardless of any parochial consideration. Security agencies must operate

within the internationally established convention of rules of engagement

in the discharge of their duties. Excessive force should be avoided and

lives be preserved and protected.
“Similarly, members of the public should always recognize and operate

within the ambit of law and order as provided by the laws of the land as

well as our religious texts.
“In the same vein, the JNI implores the media to be wary of sensational

reportage that is capable of plunging the nation into yet another

avoidable crisis, (may Allah forbid, Amin).”
The group commended the Federal Government for instituting a fact finding

delegation for an on the spot assessment, and commiserate with the people

of Zazzau Emirate for over incident.
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