Security operatives attached to the convoy of the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, clashed with Shi’ite members in the Bakin Ruwa Area of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The governor’s convoy came in contact with the Shi’ite members while they were performing their weekly procession on Thursday evening, March 16, at Bakin Ruwa along Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway.
A Shi’ite leader, Abu Nurayn, accused the Kaduna State Government of killing 5 of their members and alleged that stray bullets that originated from the guns of security operatives attached to the state Governor’s convoy hit many including innocent passers-by now receiving treatment in hospitals.
He told journalists: “Imagine just two days after Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, incited members of his party, the All Progressives Congress in Zaria, against the disciples of the leader of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, where he told them that they must Vote his anointed candidate, Senator Uba Sani, so he may finish off remnants of Shiites in Zaria, not less than five innocent members of the movement were gunned down by a combined team of heavily armed military and police on Thursday, during our traditional peaceful protest.
“The Governor then told the APC faithful that it was only his successor that can fight and finish the Shiites in the state.