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We Did Not Shoot Channels TV Reporter Or Deputy Police Commissioner – Shiites Speak Out

According to PM News, Shiites under the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have absolved themselves from the murder of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations in the FCT, DCP Usman Musa and the Channels TV reporter, Precious Owolabi, claiming they were the victims of police fire.

The group claimed the duo along with 11 protesters fell in the shooting spree embarked upon by the police on Monday.

Ibrahim Musa, president Media Forum of the Islamic Movement absolved the group in a statement today.

He reiterated that members of the movement do not carry weapons, so they could not have been responsible for the death of the senior policeman and the reporter.

“It seems the security agents strategically killed the journalist to turn the media against us. They also killed the police officer to incite the security community against us and to stigmatise us.

They are the ones with guns and they are the ones doing the shootings and also doing the killings, then fraudulently lie to Nigerians that their victims are the violent ones”, Musa said.

According to Musa, the police could not successfully pin Musa’s death on the group, because he was shot in the back.

“Photographs showed (he) was struck from the back of his head with the bullet exit in front, an indication that he was a victim of friendly fire. It is a known fact among the intelligence community that you don’t retreat from a mob with your back turned against them.

This is one of the tenets of crowd control for law enforcement agencies. As if to hide this fact, the late policeman was hurriedly buried without any form of postmortem examination, which would have revealed the source of the bullet”.

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