- Says Shiites’ culture of blockade should not be allowed in FCT
By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has frowned upon the trekking embarked upon by the Shiites sect from their base in Zaria, Kaduna State, to Abuja as they continue to press for the release of their leader, Sheikh El-ZakZakky, warning that it may pose security risk.
The Coordinator of the group, Mr. Gabriel Onoja, stated this while addressing journalists in Abuja where he called on the federal government to immediately bring an end to the trekking.
He not that the sect should not be allowed to export their culture of blockade of vital roads to the nation’s capital, Abuja.
According to him, “With the existential threats facing the country at every turn, the message must be sent out clearly that no religious leader or adherent is above the law. Anyone that tries to further compromise our collective security should be made to answer for their actions.”
Onoja stressed that the federal government owes a duty to protect other Nigerians from the extremism being promoted by the sect.
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