The Islamic Movement of Nigeria otherwise known as the Shiite group has claimed innocence in the killing of a policeman and the chaos caused recently in Kaduna state.

The group which says its members are non-violent – claimed the peaceful protest they embarked on last Thursday was hijacked by hoodlums who used the opportunity to wreck havoc and stone the policeman to death in the process.

The Islamic group shared an unseen old picture of members protecting police officers during a riot in Kaduna state many years ago.

Last week, a policeman was reportedly stoned to death in the alleged clash between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and the police in Kaduna.

The brutal killing of the policeman came on a day that the leader of the Islamic sect, Ibraheem El Zakzaky and wife, Zeena were arraigned before the Kaduna State High Court four(4) along the Ibrahim Taiwo Road in the heart of the city on Thursday.

But the trial could of the duo could not because of the absence of the presiding judge, Mr. Justice Gideon Kurada.

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