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Friday, 7 October 2016

Kaduna State Government declares Islamic Movement in Nigeria aka Shi'tes an unlawful society

Kaduna State Government has issued an Order declaring the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) an unlawful society. A statement by Governor Nasir El-Rufai's media aide, Samuel Aruwan, the decision was taken as part of the government's duty to preserve peace and security in the state, and to ensure that all persons and organisations are guided by lawful conduct and with due allegiance to the Nigerian state and its Constitution.

The Kaduna state executive council approved the making of this order following deliberations at its meeting of Thursday, 06 October 2016. The Order, which has been signed by the Governor, draws on powers vested by the Constitution and the laws of Kaduna State. Section 45 (1) of the Constitution categorically vests in the Governor the powers to take such measures and actions as are necessary for the promotion and protection of: i. public safety, public order, public morality or public health; or ii. the rights and freedom of all persons in Kaduna State. Section 97A of the Penal Code (Cap 110, Laws of Kaduna State, 1991) empowers the Governorto declare as an unlawful society any organisation whose activities are dangerous to the security and good governance of the state.

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Zaria Clashes of 12-14 December 2015 found that the IMN is not a registered organisation, that it has a paramilitary wing and that its members do not recognise or respect the laws of the country and the duly constituted authorities that have the responsibility to secure and administer the country. The Declaration Order noted that since the regrettable events in Zaria which resulted in the loss of 347 lives, the IMN “has overtly continued with unlawful processions, obstruction of public highways, unauthorized occupation of public facilities including schools without regard to the rights of other citizens and the public peace and order of the State”. The Order noted that “these acts, if allowed to go unchecked will constitute danger to the peace, tranquility, harmonious coexistence and good governance of Kaduna State”.

The Declaration Order, which comes into effect on Friday, 7 October 2016, provides for the prosecution of persons that may be in breach of its provisions under the laws of Kaduna State: “Whoever manages, or is a member of the said Society under any appellation or mutation with the propensity of causing the breakdown of law and order, or operates in a manner dangerous to the good governance of the State shall, from commencement of this order, be prosecuted in accordance with the Laws of Kaduna State.” Sections 97A and 97B of the Penal Code prescribe a penalty of imprisonment for seven years or a fine or both for any person convicted for belonging to an unlawful society.

The Kaduna State Government reaffirms its vigorous commitment to upholding the right of citizens to practice the religion of their choice. These are rights fully protected by Sections 38 and 40 of the Constitution. Such rights to freedom of thought and worship must however be exercised in ways that do not infringe on the rights of others, and should not subject other people to distress and inconvenience.

37 comments:

livingstone chibuike said...

He declared it on social media or for real?

Vivian Reginalds said...

good
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Chizzy Liz said...

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Eleojo Blessing said...

Ok o

Anonymous said...

you are just a confused person.... no pun intended

livingstone chibuike said...

Evil individuals..they ar d nitty-gritty of wickedness..dere pedigree will always be d same

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Why only shite what of sunni own huh?
NIGERIANS SHOULD NOT BE DECEIVE BY THIS TINY DWARF statement CALL EL RUFAI ENEMY OF CHRISTIANITY.
the reason why his saying this rubbish is because his own is Muslim sunni why this one is shite own shameless people.
MUSLIMS ARE THE ONLY PROBLEM OF NIGERIA MAKE UNA DIVIDE NIGERIA AN TAKE UNA USELESS RELIGION OOOO WE DONT WANT UNA O
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#sad indeed

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Why only shite what of sunni own huh?
NIGERIANS SHOULD NOT BE DECEIVE BY THIS TINY DWARF statement CALL EL RUFAI ENEMY OF CHRISTIANITY.
the reason why his saying this rubbish is because his own is Muslim sunni why this one is shite own shameless people.
MUSLIMS ARE THE ONLY PROBLEM OF NIGERIA MAKE UNA DIVIDE NIGERIA AN TAKE UNA USELESS RELIGION OOOO WE DONT WANT UNA O
freeborn wept bitterly!

















#sad indeed

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

Odibe Blessing said...

Hmmmmmmmm abeg I no wan fight ooo

Seun Combs said...

It's long overdue, they should relocate to Iran if they want to practice their own understanding of Islam and let others be. If the then Borno state govt had proscribed Boko haram from inception, the country wouldn't be in such a mess today!

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vinna saviour said...

He's absolutely right

Uju Phil said...

Una sorry oh...

Juliet Iwuno said...

Na dem sabi! Linda take note!

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charles obaze said...

This's not proper

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DON'T MIND THEM







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Anonymous said...

Religious bigotry. Brainwashed, backwards, uneducated nonentities, both Muslims and Christians, you are all collectively a menace to civilized society and; enemies of progress and intellectual thought.

Religion must be outlawed from public life! Keep your imaginary friends in your heads and your places of worship.

Assad Eesaa said...

jeez... get you facts right... the Kaduna State Government did not ban Shiism, it banned only the unregistered and violent organization, (un)Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) led by El Zezkzaky. Other Shia groups like RAAF of Saleh Zaria and Thaqalayn of Hamza Lawan are still very legal in Kaduna, as well as non group affiliated Shias.

Assad Eesaa said...

jeez..... get your facts right for once, the Kaduna State Government did not ban Shiism, it banned only the unregistered and violent organization, (un)Islamic Movement of Nigeria(IMN) led by El Zezkzaky. Other Shia groups like RAAF of Saleh Zaria and Thaqalayn of Hamza Lawan are still very legal in Kaduna, as well as non group affiliated Shias.

Alloy Chikezie said...

A step in the right direction.

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Oteri said...

nice write up

Oteri Avwunudiogba said...

nice write up

Neneh Diallo said...

Unlawful indeed, when he wanted to become governor he went kneeling down to their leader begging for vote .

Nnenne George said...

Ndi Muslim again?.. Well I don't know what this is all about as long as no one will be hurt in the process.

LALAcious smallchops said...

Sincerely... this Nasir whom have been a better a govnr to Buhari.. but APC, Tinubu nd Co wanted to win the election at all cost even choosing a northerners they knew EL-Rufai is not that popular as Buhari.

Mr Blaq said...

Na so.......stories that touch

Yusuf Dimas said...

Bold step from a much admired Rufa'i. I hope this does not cause wahalla sha!

Andrew Elkanah said...

The onpoint governor,carry on.

Anonymous said...

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CreebHills said...

hmmm, all this divided bodies we have in Nigeria, wont change our Naira to dollar Problem, we need to wake up from our sleep
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Anonymous said...

Good for them, he used them to win his election and now he has dumped them.

Jamila Shaibu said...

Hian! Na wa ooo




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CHIMA OGUDORO said...

Something doesn't sound right following this move by El rufai.

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