Shiites Release 34 Names of Protesters Killed by Soldiers


The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has listed the names of 34 of its members who were allegedly killed by soldiers on October 27, 29 and 30, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The group, also known as Shiites, clashed with soldiers in Abuja during protests calling for the release of their spiritual leader.

In a statement yesterday the group accused soldiers of murder, demanding an investigation into the matter. The IMN said the list would be updated to accommodate the names of others yet to be identified. The group said most of the dead were buried in Zaria, Kaduna State, while family members claimed the bodies of others.

It described the Nigerian Army as ‘murderous’ and called for international pressure on the federal government to investigate and punish those found culpable.

 The 34 victims whose bodies the IMN said have been identified, and their place of origin include: Abdulaziz Ibrahim (Maigana, Kaduna State); Rabi’u Abdulwahab (Malumfashi, Katsina State); Minka’ilu Shu’aibu (Kudan, Kaduna State);  Muhammad Hussain (Sokoto, Sokoto State); Abdu Dijana (Suleja, Niger State); Ukasha Dayyabu (Madalla, Niger State); Faru’q Ahmad Garba; Sulaima SK; Muhammad Soje; Fatima Yahaya Musa; Malam Abu Qasim (Gaji, Bauchi State); Surajo Adam (Garu, Borno State); Ja’afar Yusuf (Keffi, Nasarawa State); Saeed Adamu (Awe, Nasarawa State); Lawal Ibrahim (Tudun Baushe Maraban Kafanchan, Kaduna State); Kamal Muhammad Haruna (Kaduna, Kaduna State); Al-Kasim Minka’il;  Huzaifa Musa; Abdulaziz Haruna (Bauchi, Bauchi State); Muhammad Sani Awwal (Bauchi, Bauchi State);  Zangina Muhammad Garba (Bauchi, Bauchi State); Isma’il Shu’aibu Alramma (Bauchi, Bauchi State); Aliuu Munnir (Mutum Biyu, Taraba State); Hamisu Muhammad (Zaria, Kaduna State); and Abbas Muhammad.

Others include: Munnir Muhammad (Samaru Zaria, Kaduna State); Sa’id Zubairu (Maraba Abuja, FCT); Abdullahi Sabo Muhammad (Yauri, Kebbi State); Umar Abdullahi; Mansur Lawal (Bauchi, Bauchi State); Umar Abdullahi Dogon Haris (Adamawa State); Abubakar Dadda’u (Gombe, Gombe State) and Imrana Abdullahi.