El-Rufai warns Shi’ites against procession in Kaduna
Written by Morenike Adebayo on November 7, 2017
The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has warned the outlawed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as Shi’ites, against any form of procession in the state. This is coming after at least three people were reportedly killed when police allegedly opened fire on supporters of the group during an annual religious procession in Kano State.
Governor El-rufai, , in a statement on Monday said any procession by the group in Kaduna state would amount to violating the law of the state because the IMN had since been outlawed in the state. He said the government will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute anyone that marches in the state in the name of the outlawed group.
El-Rufai said the state is concerned about the report of the violent clash between the Shi’ites members and security agencies in neighbouring Kano State. He, however, assured residents that the state has put security forces on red alert against any threat to peace in the state.
He also urges residents to alert security agencies to any procession by members of IMN in any part of the state, especially from Kaduna communities close to the borders of neighbouring states