The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has dissociated itself from any plot to cause chaos and confusion in any part of the country.
A statement from the president, media forum of the movement, Ibrahim Musa, said that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, had received a credible report that some unusual movements by unknown persons with dangerous weapons were seen at Zaria on Thursday, 7th Febuary, 2019 especially at Sabon Bari city.
It said, “We wish to reiterate our already well-known position that the Movement is in total abhorrence to violence under any guise. We therefore wish to completely dissociate ourselves from any plots to cause chaos and confusion, which we believe the security agents are bent on staging, through a series of false flag operations, all in our name.
“The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has received very credible reports that some unusual movements by certain unknown persons with dangerous weapons were sighted on Thursday, 07/02/2019 in some parts of Zaria, Kaduna state, especially around the Sabon Gari area of the city.
“It has become very urgent to alert the general public in view of the series of leaked memos from DSS and the Presidency falsely alleging that the Islamic Movement was planning to cause violence prior to next week’s general elections.”
The movement assured the general public and the international community of its commitment to peaceful coexistence among all Nigerians.
“We want to reassure the general public and the international community of our commitment to peaceful coexistence between people of different religious, regional and tribal inclination as championed by our leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.
“We wish to once again seize this opportunity to demand the immediate and unconditional freedom of our leader, Sheikh Zakzaky, his wife and hundreds of others still in detention since December 2015,” the movement said.