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Kaduna declares Shi’ite movement unlawful society

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The Kaduna State Government has issued an order declaring the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) an unlawful society.

A statement signed by the Special Assistant to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, said the action is taken in the exercise of the government’s duty to preserve peace and security in the state, and to ensure that all persons and organisations are guided by lawful conduct and with due allegiance to the Nigerian state and its Constitution.
The Kaduna state executive council approved the making of this order following deliberations at its meeting on Thursday, 06 October 2016.
According to the statement, “the Order, which has been signed by the Governor, draws on powers vested by the Constitution and the laws of Kaduna State. Section 45 (1) of the Constitution categorically vests in the Governor the powers to take such measures and actions as are necessary for the promotion and protection of public safety, public order, public morality or public health; or the rights and freedom of all persons in Kaduna State.

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