One Killed, Others Wounded as Police Fires Live bullets to IMN Symbolic Trekkers in Kano - Ibrahim Musa
Reports confirmed by the President of the Media forum of Islamic Movement of Nigeria says that the annual Symbolic Trekking from Kano to Zaria, Kaduna state by members is generating confrontations from the police and other law enforcement agencies.
In a press statement made available to The Nigerian Voice, one member is allegedly killed while several others are believed to have been wounded in the ensuing confrontation.
" The Nigerian Police have blocked the Road and fired teargas on the peaceful trekkers. With the aid of Allah the trekkers have passed through it and continued with the trekking.Men of the Nigerian Police have continue following the trekkers and keep on firing teargas and live ammunitions on them. They killed one and injured others" , the statement reads.
The statement went further to say: " In a related development Soldiers mounted a check point at the
outskirts of Potiskum, Yobe state, probably to stop members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) from leaving the town to join others in this year’s annual Arbaeen Trek to Zaria, mourning the martyrdom of Imam Husain (AS) scheduled to commence from Kano this week. The soldiers detained a trailer carrying the personal belongings of those going to Kano for the trek today.
In concluding the statement, the spokesperson exonerates the group from arms running saying; " Throughout the nearly four decades of the existence of the IMN, it has never stockpiled, carried or used weapons. It never had any cause to, even in the face of provocation.IMN therefore wishes to alert the general public over this evil plot, and categorically reject and disown any attempt by the security services to plant any fake evidence against members of the Islamic"