The Islamic Motion of Nigeria (IMN) on Monday accused Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai of focusing on Qur’anic faculties and clerics within the state.
Ibrahim Musa, IMN spokesman, in an announcement, mentioned a Joint Job Pressure of safety personnel comprising the military, the police and different paramilitary officers raided the residence of Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi final Wednesday.
He famous that in the course of the raid on the home which additionally serves because the scholar’s Qur’anic college, 160 college students had been arrested.
Musa mentioned the identical Taskforce raided one other Qur’anic college of the Imam of Nasarawa Juma’at mosque “in the midst of the evening on Saturday”.
IMN popularly often known as Shiites added that related operations had been carried out in Zaria.
The state had ordered that every one faculties stay shut besides Kaduna Polytechnic and Nationwide Open College.
However IMN condemned the “brazen use of pressure on harmless unarmed residents”.
It mentioned the state authorities’s motion arbitrarily declared the scholars’ Qur’anic faculties (Almajirai) “as criminals and persona non grata”.
IMN mentioned the raid and arrests didn’t observe due course of, “for the reason that victims are underage, extra so, they weren’t proven an arrest warrant as required by regulation”.
“We’re not stunned by the motion of Elrufai’s authorities, we imagine it ought to have completed higher by going concerning the mission in a civilized method, however it didn’t.”
The Shiites cited the federal government’s clarification that the Northern Governors Discussion board determined to collectively finish the abuses related to the Almajiri system.
“If that’s the case, why is the KDSG motion completely different from that of different Northern states? Whereas in Qur’anic faculties are being supported by different governments, they’re being persecuted and branded as criminals in Kaduna.
“We hereby name on Governor El Rufai to rescind his determination to forcefully obliterate Qur’anic faculties and go away them alone. We imagine it’s unjust. He ought to be taught from his counterparts in different Northern states how they’re curbing the government-created menace of the Almajiri system of training.”
The Shiites reiterated their name for the discharge of IMN chief, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, his spouse and others nonetheless in detention.