The Islamic Members in Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shiites have accused the Nigerian Police of killing three of its members during Ashura mourning procession in Kaduna.
IMN group through its media coordinator, Yahaya Muhammed, alleged that: ”Three persons were killed in Kaduna, including a minor. In Gombe, there was shooting and one person was confirmed dead.
“In Azare local government (area) in Bauchi one person was confirmed dead,” TheCable reported.
But the police reacted to the accusation through its spokesman of the Kaduna police command, Yakubu Sabo, saying, “Based on the report we have, there was no casualty.
“We received a report that they were sighted around Biakin Ruwa bypass, and our men went there and dispersed them professionally.
”That has been their (IMN) approach to make frivolous claims. This is a group that has been proscribed by the state and federal government.
“The police will not fold its arms; we dispersed them professionally. There was no report of casualty. They are just making this claim to seek public sympathy,” Vanguard quoted.
Recall that the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu had in a statement yesterday ordered Commissioners of Police in all the states to avert any planned procession and/or disruption of public peace by IMN members.