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Many people killed as Nigerian police opens fire on Shia procession; Professor Mujib expresses concern
Saturday, 19 November 2016

Nayeb-e-Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and former lawmaker Professor Mujibur Rahman has issued the following statement on 19th November, 2016 expressing deep concern as over hundreds of people killed and many others injured as police attacked and opened indiscriminate fire on a peaceful procession of the Shia community in Kanu, northern city of Nigeria on last 14th November.


“The incident of merciless attack and open fire by the policemen on a peaceful procession of the Shia community in Kanu, northern Nigerian town is unjustifiable and inhuman.


Nigerian government has violated the UN declared human rights ordinance by engaging police to open fire and carry attack on a peaceful procession of mourn that left many people killed and wounded. Such exaggerations in a ritual are unjust, unprecedented and unexpected. I am urging the Nigerian government to stop murder, oppression and torture on religious perspective.


I hope that the Nigerian government would conduct proper and impartial investigation into this brutal incident and take punitive and legal measures against the responsible personnel. I expect that they would religious freedom for people of all faiths, ethnics and sections.


I am praying for the salvation of the departed souls and extending sympathy to the victim families and their associates.”