The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, has called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to investigate the burning of a police operational vehicle in Kaduna.
Recall that members of IMN and policemen were invloved ina bloody clash on Saturday.
The Islmaic group had claimed that a combined team of armed police and thugs killed three of its members in Kaduna State.
In a petition written to the IGP and signed by President of the Movement’s Media Forum, Ibrahim Musa, charged Adamu to unravel the circumstances leading to the setting on fire of a Kaduna police command vehicle.
The Shiites accused the police in Kaduna of attacking a group of its members without provocation and was seen setting their vehicle on fire.
Musa said, “Policemen were caught on camera setting their own operational vehicle ablaze shortly after they opened fire on the Ashura mourners, killing three people and wounding dozens of others. Many other vehicles belonging to members of the Islamic Movement were also vandalized by the rampaging policemen, who also set houses ablaze and made a number of arrests.”
“It was not immediately clear why policemen would deliberately set their own vehicle on fire but it might not be unconnected with their attempts at framing up members of the Islamic Movement, who were solemnly mourning the brutal murder of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad as is done in many parts of the Islamic world each year during this period.”