2016 Archives..Abdullahi Dahiru wrote
I have been tagged Shiite even though I don’t know the location of a single Shiite mosque in Kano nor participated in any Shiite ritual in my life. Some people even send me private messages or ask my close relations regarding this charge. Some people are not comfortable with the opinion of some of us that human life is sacred and people should do whatever possible to preserve it. I believe all human beings share common humanity. I do not believe the Shiites should have skirmishes with the police when performing their rituals.I do not believe a professional and modern police should be trigger-happy and spray it’s bullets on people that defy a ban of religious procession or following slightest provocation. There should be better way of confronting the challenge. These type of skirmishes was the same way Boko Haram started. Some of us are calling for caution and restraint knowing the possible danger ahead. Sadly, only Northern Nigeria is suffering from perennial religious crises over simple issues that tolerance can achieve
Truly speaking it was the police that fired the first shots into what has now become the famous BH war….these people should NOT be murdered.