Following the return of Shi’a pacesetter, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his spouse, Zeenat, from a controversial medical journey to India on Friday, safety has been beefed up in Abuja to forestall a doable breakdown of regulation and order by members of the Islamic Motion in Nigeria, IMN.
A detachment of safety personnel had been sighted patrolling the Nigeria capital metropolis, at the same time as there’s a seen presence of Police, Military, Civil Defence Corps personnel in addition to these in mufti believed to be males of the Division of State Companies (DSS).
DAILY POST correspondent was additionally in Wuse II Abuja at midday on Friday, the place hefty-looking law enforcement officials had been seen in clusters absolutely armed for any eventualities round Banex Plaza which is a business nerve centre of the capital metropolis.
A Police officer, who spoke with DAILY POST however declined to reveal his identify, stated, “Banex Plaza has been a flash-point of Shiites protesters”, including that the IMN has been proscribed and so they shouldn’t be any protest in that identify.
“We learn within the media of the Islamic Motion of Nigeria (IMN) in any other case generally known as Shiites accusing the federal government of Nigeria of their chief’s sudden return to Nigeria from India,” he advised this newspaper below anonymity.
In an announcement made accessible to DAILY POST in Abuja by the IMN spokesman, Ibrahim Musa on Thursday, the group accused the federal authorities of Nigeria of complicity within the remedy of the controversial Shi’a pacesetter on the India hospital he was granted go away by the court docket to go for remedy.
A part of the assertion learn: “The deadlock was sequel to refusal of the Sheikh to succumb to imposition of Medical remedy by the Nigerian safety forces in collaboration with their Indian colleagues.
“The Nigerian authorities’s interference and scuttling of the entire course of moderately than supervision as ordered by the court docket is the direct reason behind the deadlock.
“The federal government by no means wished the medical go away within the first place, and did no matter to cease it by all means doable.
“The Islamic Motion is totally not pleased with the most recent improvement, and we strongly consider any peace loving individual in Nigeria feels the identical.
“The federal government left nobody doubtful that it by no means wished the Sheikh to go for the medical remedy within the first place.
“They opposed the appliance in court docket. When the order went towards them, they indicated their want to enchantment towards it.
“When that wasn’t going to cease the journey, they tried to forestall it through introduction of stringent situations that weren’t put in place by the court docket.
“Having didn’t cease utilizing all these strategies, they exploited the clear course to “supervise” and went forward to impede the medical remedy in New Delhi, India.
“Why would the Sheikh belief a authorities that killed hundreds of his supporters together with his sons, shot him and his spouse and additional uncovered them to heavy metallic poisoning?
“We pray to almighty Allah to proceed to guard him from the enemies of peace, who had been behind the Zaria genocide of December, 2015 and the following excessive persecution and torture he’s being subjected to.”