Members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria popularly known as Shi’ite have threatened to drag Kaduna state governor, Mal Nasir Ahmed El-Raf’i and the state government to court over demolition of their property, leader of the group in Zaria, Abdulhamid Bello, has said.
He stated at a press conference in Zaria Wednesday, that operatives of the State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA) demolished their schools in the early hours of Tuesday.
He said: “Schools demolished by KASUPDA were located at Babban Dodo in Zaria City, Dogarawa and Samaru in Zaria Sabon Gari Gari local government areas respectively.
“We are not members of the proscribed IMN, we are Muslims, and we have the right to own movable and immovable properties like any other Nigerian.
“We are persecuted based on our creed (Shi’a) and the persecution is contrary to humanity and laws of the land.
“The schools met all requirements before it became duly registered with the state government and we are going to court to challenge the actions of state government and KASUPDA over these demolitions,’’ Mal Bello said.