Any Procession By Shiite Members Amount To Terrorism – Police IG Warns

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu has said that
any procession by the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN)
amounts to terrorism.

A statement issued by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said
it has come to the knowledge of the Nigeria Police Force that some
members of the proscribed IMN intended to embark on a nationwide
procession, ostensibly to cause disruption of public peace, order and
security in the Country.

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“The Force notes that in line with the Terrorism (Prevention)
Proscription Order Notice 2019 of 26th July, 2019, the activities of the
Islamic Movement in Nigeria have been proscribed. Consequently, all
gathering or procession by the group remains ultimately illegal and will
be treated as a gathering in the advancement of terrorism.  

“To this end, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has
directed the Commissioners of Police in all the States of the Federation
and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as well as their
supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to put in place
concrete measures to avert any planned procession and/or disruption of
public peace by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, anywhere in the
country.  

“The IGP also enjoins the public to avail the Force with useful
information as regards the activities of the proscribed Islamic Movement
in Nigeria.  

“In addition, the IGP has also advised parents and guardians to
prevail on their children and wards not to be cajoled into embarking on
illegal and ill-motivated activities by anyone or group of persons,
under any guise whatsoever,” the statement said.

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