The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, has officially been declared as an insurgent group by the Kaduna state Government.
The state government, in a White Paper released on Monday in Kaduna, warned that IMN members, also called Shi’ites, would be treated as an insurgent group.
According to the government, “For all intent and purpose, the IMN is an insurgent group and ought to be treated as such”.
The White Paper also declared that the detained leader of the Shi’ite sect, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky would be held responsible for all acts carried out by the group’s members.
“Members of the IMN owe absolute loyalty to Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
“He therefore bears responsibility for all the acts of lawlessness committed by the organisation and should therefore be held responsible, fully investigated and prosecuted,” the government said.