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Govt is the causative agent of the needless crisis, clashes with Shiites – Shehu Sani

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Senator Shehu Sani has blamed the Federal Government for continued clashes between the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) and the police.

Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations in the FCT, Usman Umar, a young Channels Television reporter, Precious Owolabi, and an unconfirmed number of IMN members, popularly called Shiites, died in the latest clashes in Abuja on Monday.

The Shiites are protesting to demand the release of their detained leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Taking to his Twitter handle on Tuesday, Sani berated the Federal Government for continued detention of El-Zakzaky in spite of court orders.

Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, wrote: “A spade is called a spade and not a spoon. The government is the causative agent of the needless crisis and clashes with the Islamic Movement.

“The detention of their leader and the persecution of their members and the disrespect for court orders is the real threat to peace and not the reverse.”

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John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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