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NSCDC discovers another shi’a faction in Borno state

Emma Nwachukwu



El Zakzaky - NSCDC discovers another shi'a faction in Borno state
  • Newly discovered Islamic sect does not believe in the ideologies and teachings of El-Zakzaky

A new faction of the Islamic movement of Nigeria(IMN) has been discovered in Borno state. According to an investigation by the (NSCDC), the new sect does not follow the teachings of the IMN.

NSCDC state commandant, Ibrahim Abdullahi , in an interview the the News agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Maiduguri, stated that the group was discovered in Kwaya Kusar local government area of Borno state, adding that their ideology and beliefs differ from the teachings of IMN leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.


As part of our statutory responsibility in monitoring the activities of religious bodies in the country, we have discovered this strange group.When we invited the leader of the group (name withheld), he claimed to be nonviolent and that they are against the teachings of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, the IMN leader.But we must detest and distance ourselves from all acts of violence and illegal groups in all their manifestations under whatever guise.

We agree that it is their fundamental right to practise their own religion, but we are still not unmindful about factors that gave rise to the calamitous catastrophe which engulfed us in the recent past.Let us collectively bring the calamity brought to us by some misguided miscreants to logical end by embracing lasting peace in our country. Indeed it is gratifying that we can go to bed without any fear and go about our normal businesses.The NSCDC and other security agencies would work toward ensuring appropriate measures that would foster lasting peace through effective enforcement of law and order.

Abdullahi revealed that they got information about the group through survelliance and intelligence. He stated that Nigerians should be rest assured of peace and stability as information about the group has been shared with other security agencies in the country.



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  1. Ibrahim Abdullahi Imam

    January 9, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    This group may and may not be truested. Shi’a is Shi’a which has single voice.

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