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Zaria Killings: Army Raises Alarm Over Smear Campaign By Some Shiite Members


ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Nigerian Army has raised alarm over what it said is clandestine campaign of calumny and misinformation on the incident of 12 December 2015 in Zaria, by a group of high ranking members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday said that the planned campaign is led by one Doctor Abdullahi Danladi, a lecturer at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
Usman said that earlier on Wednesday Danladi was at the university soliciting for support and telling lies about the circumstances surrounding the incident and the incident itself.
“He also went further to make false and unfounded allegations of casualty figures and desecration of burial grounds. It is preposterous and shows lack of concern and respect for peace and tranquillity,” he said.
The DAPR stressed that “so much as the Nigerian Army has reported the matter before the appropriate agencies and action is being taken, it would not sit back and allow some mischievous elements in the society to further create unnecessary tension and disaffection in the society.

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“This attitude will not be tolerated where people abuse their privileged position to mislead the public, create disaffection”.
Therefore, Usman said, Nigerians and indeed all well meaning people are please enjoined to be patient and await the outcome of the various enquiries instituted by various government and Non-governmental agencies.
“Doctor Abdullahi Danladi and like minded individuals should be warned to desist from telling lies and misrepresentation of facts capable of misleading the general public,” he added.

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