The 29th day of October, 2019 will be an unforgettable day in the minds of the residents of Nyanya, a suburb in Abuja. The booming of gunshots was heard as if   war had engulfed Nyanya, Abuja. But it was not the sound of gunfire from the war front; it was a clash between Shiites members and Nigerian Soldiers. According to the group, the members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) were engaging in a protest over their leader, El -Zakzaky who has been in detention for some years. When they reached a checkpoint manned by soldiers. The Shiites members filed in lines with children at the front and the female followed and then the men at the back. It was alleged that the soldiers has asked the Shiites to turn back as they were marching from maraba, Nasarawa state to Abuja. The group had brushed the order away maintaining that they have right to engage in a protest and it degenerated into shooting by soldiers

The group expressed anger with the way the Soldier Slaughtered their members

  DAILY MONITOR has gathered that dozens were killed contrary to the assertion of the Army .In an information made available exclusively for DAILY MONITOR NIGERIA by the Shiites, the group alleged that 46 persons were  killed ; men and women inclusive

Here are  names of those killed by Nigerian Soldiers:

1,  Abdulaziz Dahiru Maigana


2, Rabi’u Abdulwahab Malumfashi


3,Minka’ilu Shu’aibu Kudan


4, Muhammad Hussain Sokoto


5, Abdulaziz Zakariya Suleja


6, Ukasha Dayyabu Madalla


7,Faru’q Ahmad Garba


8, Sulaima SK


9, Muhammad Soje


10, Fatima Yahaya Musa


11, Malam Abu Qasim Gaji


12, Surajo Adam Garu


13, Ja’afar Yusuf Keffi


14, Saeed Adamu  Awe


16, Lawal Ibrahim Tudun Baushe Maraban Kafanchan


17, Kamal Muhammad Haruna Kaduna


18, Al-Kasim  Minka’il (ga jindu  duguri alkaleri )


19, Huzaifa Musa( Laru toro )


20, Abdulaziz Haruna Bauchi


21, Muhammad Sani Awwl Bauchi


22, Zangina Muhammad Garba  Bauchi


23, Isma’il Shu’aibu Alramma Bauchi


24, Aliuu Munnir Mutum biyu Taraba


25, Hamisu  Muhammad Zaria


26, Abbas Muhammad (Bayo Gombe)


27, Munnir Muhammad Samaru Zaria


28, Sa’id  Zubairu Maraba Abuja


29, Abdullahi Sabo Muhammad Yauri


30, Umar Abdullahi


31, Mansur Lawal Bauchi


32, Umar Abdullahi Dogon Haris Adamawa


33, Abubakar Dadda’u Gombe


34, Sa’idu Khalil Lagos

 

Above are names of some of the bodies of brothers of the Islamic movement killed by Nigerian Army on Saturday, October 27, Monday, October 29, and Tuesday, October 30, in Abuja
According to  the group ,a total number of 46 people were killed by Soldiers, 12 more unidentified bodies are still with the authorities

Speaking to DAILY MONITOR NIGERIA,  Abdullahi Muhammad Musa ,an Executive member   of the group in Abuja  said:”we have been compiling the names since morning , the number of people killed is much. The soldiers just rained bullets on our members as if they were in a war front. We are mourning. We have visited Hospitals to compile the names and some has been buried in Nasarawa , Zaria  and other places while many are still in the hospital.The security agents has not released some of the bodies. The treatment meted to our members is condemnable. We don’t deserve it. Our members were not armed. we were engaging in a peaceful protest. We don’t believe this could happen in a democratic society”

The group maintained that the Nigerian Army wants to cover the killing by giving out the figure as three persons.

DAILY MONITOR NIGERIA had reported that the  Nigerian Army had announced that only three members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) or Shi’ite sect, died on Monday at the Kugbo/Karu bridge junction during an encounter with troops in Abuja.

Justifying why they killed them, the Army in a statement  said: “They fired weapons, throwing bottle canisters with fuel, large stones, catapults with dangerous objects and other dangerous items at troops, causing bodily harm and stopping motorist movement, breaking their windscreen and causing heavy traffic”

However, the Amnesty international has condemned the action of the Army for using excessive force in killing the Shiite members. The group said: “We have seen a shocking and unconscionable use of deadly force by soldiers and police against IMN members. Video footage and eyewitness testimonies consistently show that the Nigerian military dispersed peaceful gatherings by firing live ammunition without warning, in clear violation of Nigerian and international law,” said Osai Ojigho, Director of Amnesty International Nigeria.

“Those injured were shot in different parts of the body – head, neck, back, chest, shoulder, legs, arms – and some of them had multiple gunshot wounds. This pattern clearly shows soldiers and police approached IMN processions not to restore public order, but to kill.”

 

The Shiites appear to be undeterred by the killing as they have vowed to continue with their normal protest until their leader is released from custody.

 

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