The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has made a new claim, insinuating that the Buhari regime has plans to eliminate people then blame the group.
File photo: Sh'ites
According to SaharaReporters, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) claims the President Muhammadu Buhari regime has plotted to kill journalists, policemen, other innocent Nigerians in the country as the Muslim sect said it would hold a procession in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and other cities in northern Nigeria today (Tuesday).
IMN said the planned attack would then be blamed on Shiites.
The Shia group added that it had information that the police “will employ an extrajudicial approach to assault, arrest or kill whoever participates in the religious event”.
A member of the Shiite Academic Forum, Abdullahi Musa, who made the allegation in a statement on Monday, called for religious leaders, civil society organizations, the international community, and others to monitor the procession “in order to expose those that are so desperate to cause violence for a pittance”.
He said, “A reliable piece of information reaching us disclosed that the police are all set to assail the upcoming processional march across the country.
“Preparatory to this, the source also confirmed, police will employ an extrajudicial approach to assault, arrest or kill whoever participates in the religious event.”
In another statement on Monday by the Shia group spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, it was alleged that the President Buhari regime “is planning to kill innocent security personnel, journalists and some members of the public and put the blame on members of the Islamic movement just as they did in Abuja in July”.
Musa added, “We, therefore, call on security personnel, journalists and members of the public to be particularly extra vigilant. The public, media, and the international community should hold the government responsible for the false flag operation should violence break out during our usual Ashurah commemoration on Tuesday.”