IGP Orders Arrest Of Shi’ite Leaders Nationwide

IGP Mohammed Adamu

BEVERLY HILLS, September 01, (THEWILL) – The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of all identified Shi’ite leaders who are members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

Adamu, in a message to the operatives dated August 30, 2019, said the force would not allow the Shi’ite members to violate the proscription of the IMN by the court and directed a team of special police to dismantle the structures of the IMN in the country immediately.

He blamed the violent protest by the group on July 22 for the killing of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Umar Usman, and a youth corps member, Precious Owolabi.

The IG further stated that a special investigation team set up to probe the murder 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 (Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department) directs you (to) 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,” the message read.