Kaduna bans Shiite group, members risk 7 years jail term

The Kaduna State Government has issued an Order declaring the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN otherwise known as Shiites an unlawful society with anybody claiming to belong to the sect liable to be jailed for seven years. Samuel Aruwan, spokesperson to Governor Nasir el Rufai of Kaduna State said the ban on the Muslim sect is 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. He added that  Kaduna state executive council approved the making of this order following deliberations at its meeting of Thursday, 06 October 2016.