The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has threatened to drag the Nigerian government and the Nigerian Army before the International Criminal Court for alleged killing of 50 of it members in Abuja in 2018.
IMN also known as Shi’ites in a statement signed by Abdullahi Musa on behalf of the Academic Forum of the Islamic movement said they had compiled the details of the killings and had petitioned human rights organisations and also in the move to file the case at the ICC.
“We would like to remind the public that three (3) years after the killing of 50 followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) within three (3) days while on Arbaeen religious procession (symbolic trekking) in October 2018 in Abuja, the Buhari regime remained silence.
“The public will recall that between 27 to 30th October, 2018 the Presidential Guard Brigade and Police killed 50 unarmed citizens in Abuja what we termed as #Abujamassacre. The incident started on 27 October, 2018 at Zuba, continue on 29th at Karu Bridge (Kubau Checkpoint) and ended on 30th at Ahmadu Bello Way, Central Area, Abuja.
“Unanswered question is that why is the Buhari regime using these type of battlefield weapons and mighty forces in killing citizens carrying out their religious activities instead of protecting their lives and properties.
“While condemning Abuja Massacre and deafening silence of Buhari regime on the case; we are praying to Allah to hasten the end of oppression in Nigeria and seek His intervention in taking revenge by Himself on the lives of his creatures killed in October, 2018 in Abuja.
“We have so far compiled details of the Abuja Massacre and petitioned human rights organizations and international community, and also on the move to file a case at the international Criminal Court (ICC) for their investigation and prosecution of all the perpetrators of these crime against humanity.
“Time shall come when the perpetrators of both Zaria and Abuja massacre will face the consequences of the atrocities they committed,” the statement noted.