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Sokoto govt warns Shiite sect not to conduct procession

The Sokoto State Government has warned members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as the Shiite sect not to conduct any form of procession in the state.

Shiite Muslims march on the highway during a symbolic procession commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Ashura religious ceremony on November 27, 2015 in the village of Dakasoye, northern Nigeria, following a suicide bombing attack. At least 21 people were killed on November 27 when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the crowds at a Shia Muslim procession near the north Nigerian city of Kano, in the latest violence to hit the troubled region.. AFP

The Commissioner for Justice, Mr Suleiman Usman (SAN), Wedneday speaking to journalist said: “As you are aware, we have received several complaints from the people on the activities of the Shiite members at the Sultan Abubakar mosque in Sokoto.

“So, we are calling on them to halt such activities and desist forthwith from carrying out their intended procession because of serious tension in the metropolis. The present administration will not fold its arms and allow these individuals cause breach of peace in the state.”

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