According to the Islamic sect, the movie produced and directed by Anosike Kingsley Orji shows their movement as a terrorist organisation whose only aims is eliminating the Nigerian State.
The movie plot revolves around the incident between the Shiite Sect and the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai in Kaduna. The infamous incident led to the killing of over 1,000 members of the sect including children of its leader Sheik El-Zakzaky.
It could be recalled that Zakzaky himself and his wife have been in prison since the incident while the Kaduna State government proscribed the group. This has been the basis for the deadly protests by members of the sect in Abuja and Kaduna, calling for the release of their cherished leader and his wife.
The new Nollywood movie portrayed men of the Nigerian Army who carried out the massacre of the Shiite members, sparking outrage from members of the group who petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu as well as the National Film and Video Censors Board.
The group also noted that the movie’s storyline is not a coincidence as its title was gotten from a book “Fatal Arrogance” written by Kuanum Terrence and both convey same plot.
In a statement issued by the President of the Media forum for the Shiite group, Ibrahim Musa alleged that the movie which was capable of causing disunity in the country was being sponsored by the Nigerian Army.
Excerpts from the statement read;
“The Islamic Movement in Nigeria wishes to call upon the respected professionals of Nollywood to address this issue immediately. If film producers are not careful, some disgruntled elements in governance will make them side with the oppressors against the oppressed as the film “Fatal Arrogance” is meant to achieve. Genocide is involved here; any move to justify the brutal and inhuman Zaria genocide of December 2015 is an affront in its totality”.
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