Some residents of Zaria, Kaduna State on Thursday expressed happiness as a primary and secondary school, Fudiyya School, belonging to the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly called the Shi’ite sect, was demolished in Zaria.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the school, called Fudiyya Centre, is located at Babban-Dodo, Gangaren-Fadama in Zaria.
A cross section of the residents hailed the government for embarking on the exercise in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Zaria.
Malam Musa Musa, a resident of the area, said the demolition was not only a welcome idea but a good step in the right direction.
Musa said: “We have long been waiting for this action; it came at a time we did not expect.
“However, we are really happy with what happened today.
“These people have been disturbing us whenever they are conducting their activities.”
Another resident, Malam Baba Bala, advised the Kaduna State Government not to relent in its efforts to curtail the “worrisome activities” of the Shi’ite sect, which, according to him, were infringing on the rights of others.
Bala said: “I must confess that Zaria is now safe without El-Zakzaky.
“We are behind what this government is doing; we hope it will carry out the good work to its logical conclusion.”
NAN reports that the demolition commenced at about 2:30pm under the supervision of armed security personnel.
When contacted for comment, officials of KASUPDA declined comment, saying they have no authority to speak to the press.
Samuel Aruwan the Director-General of Media to Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i, said he just received the information.
Aruwan promised to call back to brief NAN on the position of government on the exercise.
But as at the time of filing this report, the D-G had not called back neither had he responded to several phone calls nor text messages sent to his mobile phone on the issue.