Shiatte Raises Alarm over Movement of Unknown Gunmen in Zaria
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (popularly known as Shiatte Group) has received very credible reports that some unusual movements by certain unknown persons with dangerous weapons were sighted on Thursday, 07/02/2019 in some parts of Zaria, Kaduna state, especially around the Sabon gari area of the city.
It has become very urgent to alert the general public in view of the series of leaked memos from DSS and the Presidency falsely alleging that the Islamic Movement was planning to cause violence prior to next weeks general elections.
We wish to reiterate our already well known position that the Movement a total abhorrence to violence under any guise. We therefore wish to completely dissociate ourselves from any plots to cause chaos and confusion, which we believe the security agents are bent on staging, through a series of false flag operations, all in our name.
We want to reassure the general public and the international community of our commitment to peaceful coexistence between people of different religious, regional and tribal inclination as championed by our leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.
We wish to once again seize this opportunity to demand for the immediate and unconditional freedom of our leader Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife and hundreds of others still in detention since December, 2015.
PRESIDENT MEDIA FORUM OF ISLAMIC MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA