The Muslim Right Concern , MURIC has declared the Proscription of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN popularly known as Shiite,by the federal Government a necessary decisive and necessary action. This was made clear on Monday, 29th, July 2019. by the group in a statement issue by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akinola.
MURIC said the Proscription of the group was necessary because it would bring strength, peace and harmony to Nigeria. MURIC added that the proscription of Shiites would prevent Nigeria from battling with another security threat like Boko Haram.
Professor Ishaq Akinola implored Nigerian who sincerely want to see peace and stability to allow the Federal Government handle the case. He also state: ”Boko Haram would not have gathered so badly if Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan had taken action when he should.”
According to the statement, we recognize the right of Shiites to practice their faith but strictly within recognized rules of engagement. The organization stressed that IMN (aka Shiites) must respect fundamental rights of their neighbors before embarking on any action.
They must genuinely renounce violence and pledge to stop the harassment of other citizens. Not only that, they must also review their revolutionary belief particularly that which refuses to recognize federal and state governments. It is treasonable to vehemently persist that they will only recognize an Islamic government based on Shiite ideology alone.”
The statement reads: “It will be recalled that we suggested that Federal Government should initiate dialogue with the leadership of the Nigerian Muslim community and leaders of IMN in order to find an amicable settlement for the Shiite imbroglio”.
“It is well known that the present conflict is between the Shiites, FG and the Kaduna State government, but the wind has blown and we have seen the ruff of the hen. It is time to back off