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No Plan To Attack Cops, Shi’ite Assures Police

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ite, led by Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, has criticised the Borno State Police Command over a wireless message warning against an alleged plan by the group to cause mayhem in the state.

The police in a wireless message released on 9th of April, 2024, with reference number CB:0900/BRS/VOL.12/60, claimed that the Borno State Command had intelligence report indicating that the IMN had vowed to avenge the alleged killings of its members by the police in Kaduna.

The police further noted that a source revealed that Haris, the “armed wing” of the IMN, was planning to attack police officers at vulnerable locations, especially in hotels, beer parlours, black spots, residences, and checkpoints.

The document read in part, “Source revealed that armed wing (Haris) of the group, is planning to attack police officers at vulnerable locations, especially in hotels, beer parlours, black spots, residences, and checkpoints. In view therefore, you are to note and circulate (the message) to all officers to be conscious of their personal safety and security. Treat as very important, please.”

But responding to the development, the spokesperson for the IMN, Prof I. H. Mshelgaru, in a statement obtained by our correspondent on Saturday, said, “This so-called intelligence message referenced CB.0900/BRS/VOL.12/60 released at 11:30 am on April 9, 2024 was circulated to all police formations across the state, with additional instruction to snap and share among operation bases commanders for quick dissemination.

“The Islamic movement led by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky expresses deep concern on coming across this devious claim and therefore wishes to refute this message as false.”

He added that the group had never avenged the attacks on its members since its inception.

Mshelgaru added, “We want to categorically inform the general public that there is no plan to avenge the killing of seven of our innocent brothers in Kaduna and Zaria eight days ago, be it on the police or any other organisation or individual.

“It is not willing to avenge, but even if it were to do so, it is illogical, unreasonable and incompatible to avenge a crime committed in Kaduna by people very well known to the movement of innocent police operatives in corners of Borno State.”

 The IMN also condemned the claim by the police that the group had an armed wing while citing the 2014 and 2015 massacres of its members under former presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari’s administrations.

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