Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), are currently
reorganizing for a fresh protest Tuesday barely one day after 13 people died in a violent confrontation with the Abuja security agents.
The group's spokesman, Abdullahi Musa, said its member remain resolute despite huge loss of lives, to carry on with the #FreeZakzaky campaign.
He went further to caution the federal government on the move to declare the IMN a terrorist organization in order to proscribe it.
He also accused the administration of benefiting from the crisis, including that of Boko Haram.
SaharaReporters quoted Musa as saying: "Yes, we will come out to protest. Anybody that is planning to proscribe the movement is planning to put this country into crisis so that they will benefit because they have been benefiting from it.”
“It is our constitutional right and we must protest. The only thing is to free him and let him go for treatment. Armed robbers, kidnappers and Boko Haram have been treated in this country, so let him go for treatments," Musa said.
He debunked the allegation that members of the group killed the Deputy Commissioner of Police.
He said that they never killed anybody because they are not trained to kill people. He said that the police officer was killed as a result of indiscriminate shooting by the police. He admitted that the officer came close to them to appeal with the protesters but was hit by a stray bullet from behind which pierced through his head.
He said, "That is a big lie and it is a shame for them saying this. They said that he was trying to talk to us but the bullet came behind him.
Who was behind him? The police officers killed a lot of people, even innocent people that were walking on the street. They were the ones that shot him, are we armed?”
As of the time of filing this report, the group has started mobilising their members to regroup for another round of protest.