The Center of Mosque Studies - A combined team of soldiers and police on the orders of Governor El-Rufa'i again opened fire on Muslims of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria on 25/7/2018 in Zaria, while Shias were peacefully mourning the tragic killings of 34 people during the 2014 International Quds Day by the military.
This was made known to newsmen in a press statement released today by the President of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim Musa.
The statement said, "A couple of minutes after the start of the program, the combined security operatives in about ten vehicles laid siege on the venue, the Darur Rahma cemetery, where the victims of the 2014 military attack were laid to rest, in the outskirts of Zaria city, along Zaria to Jos highway."
"We learnt that apart from the four people who suffered gunshots as a result of the indiscriminate shootings by the security agents, several others escaped with minor injuries, while some were arrested."
In reference to the shortage of security men in various flashpoints in the state, the statement said, "The Islamic Movement condemn this unnecessary show of force by Governor Elrufa'i, believing that this soldiers and police should have been better deployed along Abuja - Kaduna and Birnin Gwari - Kaduna highways, where the menace of armed robbers and kidnappers has become rampant due to shortage of the security forces."