A statement from Ibrahim Musa, president of IMN’s media forum, said, “It has become expedient to make urgent clarification that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has never employed the use of violence in its entire period of existence. This is not about to change.
“The security forces appear to be bent on carrying out series of acts of violent attacks during the Arbaeen occasion in Abuja and subsequently attribute same to the members of the Movement in order to achieve what they have so far failed to do, which is associate the Movement with definite acts of violence. By this their plot, they seek to swing public opinion against the Movement.
“They have specifically chosen this period to conclusively achieve these devilish aims. We are aware of this two-faced scheming of the enemy to pretend they are part and parcel of the Arbaeen mourning procession, but in fact they mean evil.
“Our timely rallies, processions and other religious activities will continue as at when due and in our ways without fear of intimidation.
“Finally, we therefore draw the attention of the public and the international community that whatever happens to negate the solemn principle of the Arbaeen religious mourning procession, the Nigerian authorities must be held responsible,” the statement read. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇