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Shi’ites Will Be Treated Like Terrorists, Says IG, Announces Ban

The inspector-general of police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has said members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as shiites will be treated as terrorists in line with a court order, saying henceforth, the police and other security agencies will arrest and prosecute any member of the IMN.

This was disclosed at the force headquarters in Abuja by Adamu during the monthly meeting with senior police officers.

The IGP also described the activities of the group as a calculated attempt targeted at plunging Nigeria into ethno-religious war.

He called for the support of members of the public in the provision of information that will aid in the identification of the locations of the IMN members and their mentors as well as in working with the police in apprehending and bringing them to justice.

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