The confrontation between the Nigeria Police and a Shit’te group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN is not about to end.
On Friday, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, ordered all Police formations nationwide to commence the immediate arrest of all identified leaders of the outlawed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, otherwise known as Shi’ite
The directive was contained in a signal from the Force Headquarters to all State Police Commands and Zonal Headquarters dated August 30, 2019, which directed “immediate strict compliance.”
He also directed the immediate dismantling of all the structures of the group around the country. The IGP declared that the Force under his watch would not allow the Shi’ite members to violate the proscription of the sect by the court.
The IGP recalled that it was the group during the July 22 riot that allegedly caused the death of Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Umar Usman and a youth corps member, Precious Owolabi.
According to the signal, “As you are aware that this necessitated the setting up of a special investigation team of inquiry. The team had gone far in its investigations
“You will also recall that given the odious activities of the movement, the Federal Government obtained an order proscribing the group.
“NIGPOL FORCID directs you ensure that identified leaders of the group and their structures are dismantled and their activities contained.
“You are to inform me of your action for discreet investigation and possible prosecution of violators of the proscription order. Treat as very important.”