HomeNIGERIAShi’ites burn French flag over publication

Shi’ites burn French flag over publication

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, on Tuesday, took to the streets of Abuja in protest against the French President, Emmanuel Macron, over an alleged offensive publication on Prophet Mohammed by a French citizen.

Members of the sect were seen marching from NITEL junction to the Wuse Market, where they set a French flag ablaze.

The incident caused serious traffic jam in the area.

The Secretary of the Academic Forum of the movement, Abdullahi Musa, said the rally was aimed at condemning the action of the French President over the derogatory publication.

He said, “We set the French flag on fire in reaction to the attack on Islam and Muslims by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, since the heinous crime of publishing cartoons of the Prophet by the magazine, Charlie Hebdo.”

Share this story
Written by

Signature TV is a multi-media company, owners and operators of signaturetv.org and producers of The Signature Show on AIT and Corruption Tori. Our programmes are broadcast on the AIT Network and on Seven NTA stations across the country. We are content providers for a number of television networks and some State TV stations, with a respected 24/7, high online and offline followership. We are also Communications/Media Consultants to MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation and OSIWA.

No comments

Leave a Reply

Daily Updates

Subscribe to get news updates