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Shiites deny attacking police officer on Quds Day

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Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has debunked the reports that its members stabbed a police officer to death in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja while marking the Quds Day.

According to the group known as Shiites, the allegation was part of the ploy to discredit the IMN and tag it as a terror group.

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Spokesman of IMN, Ibrahim Musa, stated yesterday: “Our attention was drawn to a mischievous statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the FCT, Mariam Yusuf, late last Friday, alleging that one ASP Ezekiel Adama of the same command was stabbed to death by members of the IMN, who were observing the annual International Quds Day in Abuja.

“That fake and mischievous statement didn’t come to us as a surprise because, as we had earlier stated, the government had concluded diabolic plots to associate IMN with terrorism through series of false flag operations. The general public is, therefore, urged to disregard and treat it as the vile lie it is.”

He pointed out that this year’s Quds procession was peacefully conducted in at least 30 Nigerian towns and cities, including Kaduna, Kano, Zaria, Sokoto, Katsina and Jos.

“The only difference being that a combined team of security forces tracked participants on their way home, after the procession, to indiscriminately and without provocation open fire. As a result, many participants were injured, while scores were arrested,” he added.

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