Islamic Movement: Nigerians must demand explanation from Buhari over insecurity

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, says that Nigerians should demand explanation from President Muhammadu Buhari-led government over the deteriorating security situation in the country.
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President Muhammadu Buhari, Speaking at an audience with Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) on Mar 25, 2021 [Twitter/Bashir Ahmad]

Nigerians should seek an explanation from President Muhammadu Buhari's government over the country's worsening security situation, according to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

It was noted that during Jonathan's administration, Buhari and his stalwarts were at the forefront of calling for Jonathan's resignation due to deteriorating stability.

"It is time for Nigerians to demand explanation from Buhari regime about the deteriorating security situation in the country, especially in the North and hold it responsible" said Ibrahim Musa, President of the IMN Media Forum, in a statement released in Kaduna on Tuesday.

Musa continued saying;

“During Jonathan’s administration, Buhari and his stalwarts were at the forefront demanding the resignation of Jonathan over the worsening security at that time; we wonder why the present regime will turn a blind eye to the same medicine it advocated for others before it.”

According to the release, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has learned of a security leak made by a rabble-rousing Governor of one of Nigeria's northern states, which claims that some influential traditional rulers and leading members of the Islamic Movement will be targeted.

It bemoaned the fact that the current regime no longer values human lives, citing the 2015 Zaria genocide, which resulted in the extrajudicial killing of over a thousand people, the maiming of thousands, and the destruction of property worth millions of Naira.

Since they're talking about security, they should refute a viral video clip packaged by WION news channel, an Indian international English language news channel owned by Essel Group and part of the Zee Media network of channels. The nearly 9-minute clip was commenting on terrorism in Nigeria, especially as it relates to Boko Haram and banditry.

It noted that the narration was approximately 100 percent accurate on many of the problems it posed, emphasizing that at the end of it, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria was included among the terror groups connected to the dreaded Boko Haram.

The IMN wondered aloud if the video's makers could have made such a blunder, noting that Boko Haram and the Islamic Movement are poles apart in terms of Islamic ideology and methodology.

It said Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a terror attack on Arbaeen mourners along the Kano-Zaria highway, in which dozens were killed, confirming that IMN is still a target of its unislamic terror attacks.

As a result, the IMN renewed its demands for the unconditional release of their leader, Sheikh Zakzaky, his widow, and hundreds of his supporters still detained, arguing that only this would demonstrate to the world that justice would be served to the over a thousand people killed by the Nigerian Army during the 2015 Zaria genocide.