Islamic Movement of Nigeria Banned....

News filtering in from Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna has it that the Governor of the State
Governor Nasir Elrufai has banned the activities of Shi'ite muslims in Kaduna state, according to a statement signed by his spokesperson Samuel Aruwan.
The Kaduna State Government on Friday issued an Order declaring the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) an unlawful society.
"This action is taken in the exercise of the government’s duty to preserve peace and security in the state, and to ensure that all persons and organisations are guided by lawful conduct and with due allegiance to the Nigerian state and its Constitution," the statement said.
"The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Zaria Clashes of 12-14 December 2015 found that the IMN is not a registered organisation, that it has a paramilitary wing and that its members do not recognise or respect the laws of the country and the duly constituted authorities that have the responsibility to secure and administer the country.
"The Declaration Order noted that since the regrettable events in Zaria which resulted in the loss of 347 lives, the IMN “has overtly continued with unlawful processions, obstruction of public highways, unauthorized occupation of public facilities including schools without regard to the rights of other citizens and the public peace and order of the State”.
"The Declaration Order, which comes into effect on Friday, 7 October 2016, provides for the prosecution of persons that may be in breach of its provisions under the laws of Kaduna State:
“Whoever manages, or is a member of the said Society under any appellation or mutation with the propensity of causing the breakdown of law and order, or operates in a manner dangerous to the good governance of the State shall, from commencement of this order, be prosecuted in accordance with the Laws of Kaduna State.” 
You may wish to know that the leader of the sect has been in detention for some time now after they had a confrontation with the Nigerian Army that reportdly led to the deaths of many of them. Autorities of Nigeria however claims that he is in protective custody. It's members has in recent days embarked on street protest to demand for the release of their leader El-Zakzaky.    
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