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Police Kill 3 brothers of the Islamic Movement and Colleague in Potiskum PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 May 2012 13:53

By Ubrahim Usman. Heavily armed police men yesterday invaded Markaz, resident of Malam Mustapha Lawan,  a disciple of Sheikh Zakzaky in Potiskum, Yobe State.

The assailants, opened fire in the center of the Islamic Movement just after Maghrib prayers and killed 3 brothers and one of their own. One of the worshippers in a show of bravery captured one of the gunmen, but was shot together with the gunman he captured.



Catridge with Police color and incription

The disguised mobile police took away the corpse of their colleague and took to their heels. It was apparent that, the target of the attack was Malam Mustapha Lawan, who had been critical of the police and soldiers for the daily killing of innocent people in the state and across the country.

Bullets and cartridges, bearing police inscription, and cellular phone that fell off the hands of the assailants were recovered when they took to their heels.


Responding to the attack and discovery of police bullets and cartridges at the scene of the attack, on BBC Hausa Service, police commissioner in the state Moses said he was aware of security operation night of the attack but the Police had killed not anyone.

Malam Mustapha Lawan in also in a BBC interview confirmed the incident was the handiwork of Nigerian security intent to crush the influence of Islamic Movement in Nigeria. He said, he was the primary target of the gunmen, but Allah saved him. Malam Mustapha Lawan also confirmed the possession of exhibits bearing police colours and inscriptions, which they left behind while trying to run away in fear.