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El Zakzaky’s Group Debunks “Mischievous” Kidnap Allegation by Presidency

by on March 29, 2016
 
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), the um­brella body of the Shia Is­lamic sect led by the embattled Sheikh Ibrahim El Zak Zaky has dissociated itself from claims by a Presidency source that they are involved in the abduction of Ni­gerian Army Col. Samaila Inusa.
Col. Inusa was taken in Ka­duna on Saturday night by un­known gun men who dropped his wife from his car and took him away towards Abuja.
In a swift reaction, the IMN spokesperson, Ibrahim Musa, described the claim of the group’s involvement as “false, unsubstantiated and mischie­vous.”
Blaming some media outlets for hastening to quote “mali­cious sources linking the IMN with the alleged kidnap,” the group indicate dthat the federal government is simply hell bent on maligning them and orches­trating a campaign of calumny to tarnish the IMN’s image.
The group reiterated that neither it nor its leader, El Zak Zaky has or is contemplating the use of unorthodox methods to achieve any of its aims, say­ing that it condemn, in totality any such devious methods being employed by any other persons or groups anywhere in the coun­try.
“The IMN is a peaceful mass Movement, with enlightened and responsible members. For close to four decades now, it has conducted its activities in the most civilized manner and can­not in any way be derailed from that golden track record. IMN will therefore never be lured or diverted into any form of crime or violence.
“We are forced to believe that the government and its Army are resorting to these vicious cam­paigns in desperation. They wish not only to bury their crimes against humanity, but also to jus­tify the bestiality they meted on the innocent unarmed members of the Movement between 12th and 14th of December 2015, in­cluding burning IMN members alive, sexual mutilation and ha­rassment of women, as well as abduction and illegal detention of members including the leader of the Movement, besides killing over 1000 unarmed citizens.

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