Sokoto Warns Shiite Sect against Conducting Procession

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By Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Government has warned members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as the Shiite sect to desist from conducting any procession in the state or face the wrath of the law.

Addressing journalists in Sokoto Wednesday, the state Commissioner for Justice, Mr Suleiman Usman (SAN), said the warning became necessary so as to avert any breach of peace in the state, adding that government would not fold its arms and allow some individuals make life miserable for the residents of the state.

Usman disclosed that the government had received several complaints from other Islamic organisations in the state on the ongoing activities of the Shiite sect which is capable of endangering peace in the polity.

Usman, who urged the Shiite members to halt their intended rally or face the wrath of the law, added: “As you are aware, we have received several complaints from the people on the activities of the Shiite members at the Sultan Abubakar mosque in Sokoto.

“So, we are calling on them to halt such activities and desist forthwith from carrying out their intended procession because of serious tension in the metropolis. The present administration will not fold its arms and allow these individuals cause breach of peace in the state.”

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