The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) said the ban on Shiite processions by the Sokoto state government is discriminatory and illegal.
President of IMN media forum, Ibrahim Musa in a statement yesterday said the statement credited to Sokoto state Commissioner of Justice that ‘There are ongoing activities of Shiite members in the state, that could cause public disorder’ is totally unsubstantiated as the last three processions of the movement was devoid of such.
He said the movement is aware of attempts by the security agencies to carry out false flag attacks in the name of IMN, adding that, “This will not make us shy away from our responsibility of exposing their vile attempts.
“We will like to reiterate to the general public of our commitment to peaceful assembly and protests not only in Sokoto but the nation in general. “We therefore call on the Sokoto state government to rescind its decision to split the blood of innocent people during our peaceful processions. It shouldn’t tarnish the image of Sokoto state that has been adjudged to be most peaceful since the inception of Tambuwal’s administration.”