Reports reaching us indicate that for all today, a combined team of the security forces have descended on members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria resident in the southern Kaduna town of Kafanchan in Jema’a Local Government of the state.
In the clampdown, they descended on the school and Islamic center run by members of the Movement, ransacking and carting away virtually every thing they saw there and making a number of arrests.
Members of the Islamic Movement in the town were forced to avoid their stalls and working places and lie low as the security forces went house to house for a manhunt for members of the Movement.
Nothing was even done by the members of the Movement in the town to provoke or warrant this from the security forces.
It is not yet clear how many have been arrested thus far and to what extent this is going to be.
We will keep you informed as developments unfold.