The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) on Wednesday said three of its members were killed by a mob in Tudun Wada area of Kaduna during a procession.
Abdulmuminu Giwa, a member of the group, told the News Agency of Nigeria [NAN] in Kaduna that the mob also burnt down a house of one of the group’s leaders, and demolished its school located in the area.
Reports from Zaria, erstwhile national headquarters of the group, however, said the city was calm as residents went about their normal business.
The Kaduna State Police Command confirmed the attack on the houses of some of the sect’s members in Tudun Wada but denied receiving any report of death.
The command’s spokesman, ASP Aliyu Usman told NAN that security had been beefed up in the area to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
He warned hoodlums and mischief makers that the police would deal decisively with anyone caught fomenting trouble.
NAN recalls that the Kaduna State Government had on Friday, Oct. 7, declared the group as illegal.
The government also ordered the arrest of the group’s spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, who said the Shiites would challenge the order in court.
She described her husband as an irresponsible husband and father.
“My husband does not care for me or the children; even during festive periods, he never buys the children clothes or shoes.
“My mother was the one taking care of our children. Whenever I ask him for money, he is always annoyed and often begins keeping malice with me for weeks,” she said.
According to her, she left her matrimonial home on Feb. 7, 2015 after her husband changed the key of the house and locked her out.
She begged the court to terminate the five-year-old marriage, saying that she was no longer in love.
The president of the court, Mr Adegboyega Omilola, said that the case would be left on sine die stage until the petitioner returns the respondent’s gold necklace.
“Since the respondent insisted on collecting back his gold necklace, the judgment will not be read just for peace to reign until the gold necklace is produced.
“The case will be on sine-die stage,” Omilola ruled.