The Nigeria Police in Zaria, Kaduna State have clashed with members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).
The group was on the streets commemorating the sixth anniversary of three sons of the group’s leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and 32 others.
They were killed in July 2014 during a Quds demonstration in Zaria. It led to the killing of three sons of group’s leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and 32 others by the military.
The Police Public Relations Officer at the Kaduna Command, ASP Muhammad Jalige when contacted said he had not been briefed by the Police Area Commander in Zaria.
But Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, Chairman Shuhada Foundation of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Zaria said the group was commemorating the killing of their members who died on July 25, 2014.
He said the commemoration was an annual event which was usually observed by special prayers, lectures and visiting the tombs of the killed.
Bello said the event was aimed at remembering our late members adding that: “we don’t want to forget our members who died in the unfortunate incidence on July 25, 2014. For over forty years, the Islamic Movement annually observed the International Quds Day. The day is usually observed by the end of Ramadan and on July 25, 2014 our members were attacked in Zaria during the procession while observing the Day which led to the death of our members.”