Kaduna Shiite rejects el-Rufai’s White Paper on clash with miliary

By Isa Kajuru, Kaduna

Members of the Islamic Movement In Nigeria (IMN), has rejected in its entirety, the White Paper on Zaria clashes recently released by Kaduna State Government.

The state government had on 5th December, 2016, released the White Paper on the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry that probed the last year December clashes between members of IMN and those of the Nigerian Army.

The White Paper declared the IMN as an insurgent group and blamed its members and leaders the 2015 December clashes and their consequences.

However, addressing news men in Kaduna on Thursday, leader of Shuhada Foundation, a wing of the IMN, Shiekh Abdulhamid Bello stated categorically that, “in this preliminary response, IMN has rejected in its entirely the contents of the white paper.

According to him, “The purported release of the White Paper is a belated and malicious response to the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, delivered on 2nd, December, 2016.

“This is to give retroactive justifications against to its hostile actions against IMN since 12th December, 2015.”

He said Justice Gebriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court ordered the release of our leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky within a period of 45 days from the date of judgment, the building of a new House for him and his family and payment of #50m compensation for the unconditional release and illigal detention of his wife and self since 14th December, 2015.”

“It is clear to us that, El-rufai is angry that the said court, did not order the indefinite detention of Zazkay and his wife, adding, it is also clear that El-rufai is angry that the commission did not strictly follow the script given to them by returning completely the pre- determined conclusion and verdict.” He explained

He then said, “we are convince that El-rufai is bent on creating an atmosphere of fear, anxiety and violence in the state for a reasons that are unclear through his messianic approach to governance.”

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