Following the meeting President Muhammadu Buhari had with service chiefs over clashes between the Islamic Movement of Nigeria and security agencies, the president is considering prescribing the Shi’ites sect as illegal movement in Nigeria.

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The clash yesterday claimed many lives and many international and national agencies had criticized security agencies in the country for not taking proper control of the situation which led to blood shedding.

According to Premium Times, the proscription, which is likely to come in form of an executive order, is expected to be made public before Wednesday July 24th.

Buhari convened a meeting with security chiefs at the State House on Monday afternoon after the bloody clash and it was reportedly concluded that the Shi’ites group should be declared an illegal organisation in Nigeria.

“This proscription will put an end to the madness of Shiites in Nigeria,” a source in the presidency said.

Another source said President Buhari would cite the Terrorism Prevention Act to ban the Shiite movement in Nigeria. The law was introduced under President Goodluck Jonathan to proscribe Boko Haram as a terrorist organisation and intensify the crackdown on its members.


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