Shi’ites Pose a Threat to Nigeria’s Sovereignty – Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai says members of the Islamic
Movement of Nigeria aka Shi’ites pose a threat to the sovereignty of
Nigeria if they are allowed to continue to practice their form of
religion. El-Rufai who in October banned the group from holding meetings
in the state, said this when he spoke with newsmen in Kaduna yesterday
November 27th.

He accused the group and its leader, Ibrahim
El-Zakzaky, of attempting to run a parallel government in the state. He
said for many years, Shi’ite members have repeatedly harassed residents
of the state who refuse to follow their religion.

He accused the group of having an agenda to cause a religious conflict
in Nigeria.