The Islamic movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as the Shiite, has accused Saudi Arabia of being behind its ban by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Latest Nigeria News reports that the federal government published the court order banning IMN on Tuesday in its Official Journal.
We recall that on Friday the federal government obtained the court order necessary to outlaw the Shiite movement as a terrorist group.
The ex-part application marked FHC / ABJ / CS / 876/2019 was filed in the name of the “Attorney General of the Federation” before the court on Thursday.
The issue was discussed on behalf of the government by the Federation General Prosecutor and the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr. Dayo Apata.
However, the group had no representatives in court on Friday.
Judge Nkeonye Maha issued the order in a sentence in which he also designated the activities of the Shiite organization in any part of Nigeria “as acts of terrorism and illegality”.
Speaking with his Punch, IMN spokesman Ibrahim Musa said that Buhari wanted the Shiites to go underground to allow the federal government to embark on mass destruction and the murder of innocent Nigerians.
Musa said, “He wants to kill our leader. He wants to force us to go underground so that he could finish up the country by embarking on massive destruction and killing of innocent Nigerians and security personnel in our name.
“It was among the conditions he was given by the foreign foes of Nigeria, especially the Wahhabi/Salafi regime of Saudi Arabia.
“No degree of persecution by these sponsors of Book Haram and herdsmen can force us to go underground.
“The public and the international community should know that the Buhari regime is dominated by Boko Haram and herdsmen ideologues who are pathological enemies of Shi’ites Islam and Muslims.
“All the terrorist groups in the world who claim to be Sunni Muslims are not real Sunnis. They are Salafists (ex-communicators) who share the same ideology with the president and majority members of the cabinet. This is because most of the victims of Boko Haram and their foreign brethren in Syria, Iraq, Mali, Somalia, Libya etc are mainstream Sunnis, Shia and Christians.”