The Nigerian Police force has ordered for the arrest of all the leader s of Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) in all the 36 states of the country.
ORIENTAL TIMES learnt that the directive was given by The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, during the weekend.
While directing the immediate dismantling of all the structures of the disbanded group nationwide, the IGP declared that Force under his watch would not allow the Shi’ite members to violate the proscription of the sect by the court.
The IGP blamed group for the July 22 riot during which the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Umar Usman and a youth corps member, Precious Owolabi, were killed.
According to him, “As you are aware that this necessitated the setting up of a special investigation team of inquiry. The team had gone far in its investigations
“You will also recall that given the odious activities of the movement, the Federal Government obtained an order proscribing the group.
When contacted for reaction to the planned onslaught against the IMN leaders, the Shi’ite’s spokesman, Musa Ibrahim, said the group’s leadership was aware of the IG’s order, adding that a statement would be issued today (Sunday).
The Federal Government had on July 30, 2019, proscribed the Islamic Movement in Nigeria following a July 26, 2019 court order which designated the activities of the Shi’ites organisation in any part of Nigeria “as acts of terrorism and illegality.”