- FG has obtained a court order to declare Shiites as terrorist group in Nigeria
- A clash between the sect and the police in Abuja on Monday, July 22, led to the death of two Nigerians
- Legit.ng gathers that the order was obtained by the solicitor general of the federation on behalf of the FG
A report by the Channels TV indicates that the federal government has obtained an order to proscribe the Islamic Movement in Nigeria popularly known as Shiite, as a terrorist group
Legit.ng gathered that the vacation judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Justice Nkeonye Maha, issued the order in a ruling in which she also designated the activities of the Shiite organisation in any part of Nigeria “as acts of terrorism and illegality.”
According to Channels TV, a lawyer in the chamber of the attorney general of the federation who asked not to be named, confirmed that the solicitor general, Dayo Akpata, obtained the experte order on behalf of the federal government.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the presidency on Friday, July 26, said that the constitution does not grant President Buhari to order the release of the Shiite leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
It was reported that the special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said that Buhari would not order the Nigerian judiciary to release El-Zakzaky because he lacks the power to do so.
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