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Monday, 28 July 2014

Soldiers/Shiat Clash: Atiku Calls For Thorough Investigation


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called for thorough investigation by military authorities of the alleged shooting of protesting followers of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

Atiku, who made the call yesterday via his Twitter handle @atiku, expressed shock over the incident, saying he was deeply disturbed.
The former vice president however tasked religious leaders on the need to preach calm and restrain their followers from taking laws into their hands.
He said via his tweets: I am deeply disturbed by the fatal shooting of protesters in Zaria yesterday.
I have always advocated restraint in dealing with dissidents be they political or religious.
The incident needs to be thoroughly investigated by the authorities in order to restore calm and public trust in law enforcement.
He further tweeted: Our law enforcement agents must be careful to not alienate the people, who are partners in our search for peace and progress.
It is also important that religious leaders preach calm and restrain their followers from activities which disturb the peace.
The military on Thursday clashed with followers of El-Zakzaky, who is the leader of Shia Islamic group in Zaria. It led to the death of three of his children and nine others.
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