Shiite Members Blow Hot Over Proscription, Call It Absurd

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Shiite Members Blow Hot Over Proscription, Call It Absurd

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has said that it is absurd for the Federal Government to proscribe the group.

IMN, popularly known as Shiites, declared its position through their spokesman, Ibrahim Musa.

According to Musa, leading members and lawyers are currently studying the court order.

The Federal Government had obtained an order from the Federal High Court in Abuja, proscribing the movement after series of protests.


“As regards the court orders proscribing the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, for now, the movement hasn’t reached a decision.

“The leading members and lawyers are studying the court order and very soon, they will issue a way out for the movement.

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“But we believe we are the victims of all that has been happening so it is very unfortunate that a group that has not retaliated, all the killings it has suffered under the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, it will now be accused of being a terrorist group,” Musa told Channels TV.

He also insisted that the group and its members, despite the attack on them, have not killed anybody.

“Have you ever seen a terrorist group that one-third of its members have been killed and they haven’t killed anybody?

“So it is absurd we believe, for the Federal Government to take this step of proscribing the IMN,” Musa added.

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