A civil Society Organization, The Coalition for Nigeria, has alleged that the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites plots to launch attacks in Nigeria. The National Convener of the group,  Sabo Odeh, National  at a press conference on Saturday warned that if the Federal Government takes no action against the group, “its…

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A civil Society Organization, The Coalition for Nigeria, has alleged that the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites plots to launch attacks in Nigeria.

The National Convener of the group,  Sabo Odeh, National  at a press conference on Saturday warned that if the Federal Government takes no action against the group, “its activities would be worse than that of Boko Haram sect.”

Odeh also alleged that the said followers of El- Zakzakky, leader of IMN are having the backing of the Islamic Repubic of Iran to cause “mayhem in Nigeria, with the Nigerian Government particularly the AGF and Minister of Justice are romancing an emerging terror sect in the country.”

According to him, the hesitance of the Nigeria Government to declare IMN  a terrorists group was responsible for its sustained acts of threats to public security and safety.

He said: “Surely, we are germanely motivated to draw the attention of Nigerians and the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) and the world at large to the solidified mutation and grooming of another terrorist’s sect in the country. It’s members have disguised under the canopy of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

“No one is in doubt that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria are affiliated to the Islamic State (ISIS), a dangerous terrorism group based in the Republic of Iran, with a knack for sponsoring terror sects in countries all over the world.  We must not forget that Nigeria has had a taste of their venomous swords in Boko Haram insurgency.

“IMN’s leaders from Sheik Ibraheem El Zakzaky to those at the lower rungs of leadership of this religious extremists or violent sect have never hidden its affiliation to ISIS and the Republic of Iran. All have boasted publicly and at different times of importing the Iranian Shia ideology into Nigeria and the West Africa sub-region.

“In recent times and with the lawful detention  of the Spiritual leader of IMN, Sheik El-Zakzaky, the sect members have engaged security agents in countless violent confrontations in Abuja or elsewhere under the pretext of protests over the detention of  their leader.  But the protests in all verifiable instances defile civic conventions of public protests.

“Therefore, we are aghast at the tolerance and continuous celebration of the  Shiites. It’s a serious potential threat to national security and sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Unfortunately, the federal authorities are handling it with kid gloves.  Yet, the IMN members have been caught many times in possession of illegal fire arms and ammunitions while on the so-called public protests.  And the notoriety of the sect members has continued, unchecked, unabated and blossoming, in spite of the other subsisting and dire insecurity challenges facing Nigeria.

“It is very clear to all discerning minds that El-Zakzaky is standing trial over alleged acts of terrorism which in the past resulted into mass murders, alongside other adherents of his sect in possession of illegal fire arms in quantities and sophistication only permissible in the hands of Nigerian security agents or state recognized agencies.

We have no iota of doubt that the IMN  are operating a republic within a republic, which is insalubrious for the security and peace of law-abiding citizens. Therefore, the failure of the relevant federal authorities to tame this emerging terror sect in Nigeria at its embryonic stage has bolstered their courage to relentlessly harass  the state and security agents. Many Nigerians have met their untimely deaths in the hands of the IMN sect members.

“The Coalition for Nigeria is alarmed  and thunderstruck on why such a deviant  organization like IMN, outlawed by the Kaduna State Government  over two years ago  has been allowed to still exist without the proper designation of the group as a terrorist  sect by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

“It is evident that the ISIS affiliated Boko Haram, which tormented Nigerians for years has been severely weakened by the Buhari Presidency. And an irked ISIS has gone underground to sponsor other terror sects in Nigeria. We gathered reliably that the IMN group  in Nigeria allegedly received over  $20 million donation recently from the Islamic Republic of Iran to fund  terrorism activities in Nigeria.

“Our findings revealed that ISIS’s experiment in Nigeria using IMN  is fashioned after the model used in the Sri Lanka bombings of Churches and hotels on April 21st, 2019, which killed over 320 people on Easter Sunday. In fact, media reports credited to the Sri Lanka authorities said, “the attackers were affiliated with a local terror group.

“The hesitance of the FGN  to declare IMN  a terrorists group is responsible for its sustained acts of threats to public security and safety.”

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