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Shiites to sue El-Rufa’i over ban

Nigeria shiites muslim took to the street to protest and demanded the release of Shiite leader Ibraheem Zakzaky in Kano, Nigeria, Monday, Dec. 21, 2015.  Hundreds of Shiites were reportedly killed in an army raid in Nigeria last Saturday. (AP Photo/Muhammed Giginyu)

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Shiites to sue El-Rufa’i over ban

NEWISSUES, Abuja

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) on Saturday said it would institute a legal action against the Kaduna State Government for declaring the group illegal.

Spokesperson of the movement, Ibraheem Musa told newmen in Kaduna  that the ban announced by the government was illegal.

“Its an infringement on our basic right as citizens of the country.

“We are not going to be intimidated into taking any violence or unlawful activity but will take legal action against the Kaduna State Government for the infringement.“

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the government had on Oct. 7 declared the IMN an unlawful society.

The government in a statement said that it took the decision to preserve peace and security in the state.

“The action is also taken to ensure that all persons and organisations are guided by lawful conduct and with due allegiance to the Nigerian state and its Constitution.”

 

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