The Nigeria Intervention Movement, NIM, has severely criticized the Buhari-led Federal Government for the incessant harassment of the Islamic Movement in Abuja.
The group, through a statement signed by Nasser Kura, its Deputy Director General, demanded a strong apology and compensation to the Shiite movement from General Muhammadu Buhari’s “drowning” government.
The statement read: “The grand national coalition of Nigeria Intervention Movement, NIM wish to condemn the federal government in the strongest terms for using operatives of the Nigeria police to inflict brute force against the peaceful protest organised by members of the Shiite movement of Nigeria, leading to the reported murder of scores of Shiite peaceful protesters today.
“We find the killings of defenceless citizens by the Nigerian police during a peaceful protest as inhuman and mindless, something that has further accentuated the reputation of the Nigerian government as irresponsible, reckless and anti-democratic.
“NIM as the emergent alternative political leadership of the Nigerian peoples, shall however, not stand aloof, fold its arm and watch the country turned into a police state, where defenceless are terrorised and murdered by the incompetent cabalistic government of General Muhammadu Buhari.
Asides demanding for justice, the NIM also called for ”an apology and compensation to the Shiite movement from President Muhammadu Buhari’s government”.
“We hereby demand that indicted happy trigger police operatives involved in this unfortunate cruelty and criminality be immediately brought to book and withdrawn from further confronting the peaceful protest of the Shiites movement.
“NIM demands a strong apology and compensation to the Shiite movement from General Muhammadu Buhari’s drowning government as we shall not hesitate to provide fraternal solidarity to the peace-loving Shiites movement in their legitimate cause and protest for an injustice to one is an injustice to all,” the group lamented.