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Ashura Day: We Didn’t Kill Three Shi’ite Members – Police

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The Police in Sokoto has denied reports that its officers killed three Shi’ite members during their Ashura procession held on Thursday.

In a statement on Friday by its spokesman, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, the command refuted the report trending on social media, describing the news as fake and misleading.

Abubakar added that the report was an attempt by some mischief makers to create chaos in the mind of the general public.

“The command wishes to debunk the story and views it as inaccurate and an attempt by some mischief makers to create chaos in the mind of the general public,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has replied to Nigerians who criticised him for describing the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, as his brother and friend.

Naija News reports that the former minister was pictured smiling with Pantami at the wedding ceremony of Yusuf, President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, and his bride Zahra in Kano.

Joining a host of others at the affluent ceremony, Fani-Kayode while giving an update about his trip to Kano alongside top politicians, described Pantami as his brother.

It could be recalled that FFK a few months ago went hard on Pantami, describing him as a sociopath among many unprintable names.

Nigerians, surprised to see Fani-Kayode with Pantami and other APC politicians, slammed the former Minister.

Some Nigerians accused the former minister of lacking honour for dining with someone he described as an “unrepentant jihadist, cold-blooded beast, a psychopathic and clearly insane individual

Reacting, Fani-Kayode stated that he can disagree with his friend, stressing that politics is about bridge-building.

He wrote, “Buba Galadima with Ahmad Lawan, GEJ with PMB, GEJ with VP & Atiku with PMB. Politics is about bridge-building regardless of your differences.

“It is not war. You can be friends with your political adversary & still disagree. It’s called politics without bitterness & being civilised.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.