A group known as the Citizens Action for Change (CAC) has welcomed
the police arrest order placed on identified leaders of the Islamic Movement
in Nigeria (IMN) across the country. A protestor holds a banner in front of a
Biafra flag as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30,
2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration
of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria.
(Photo / AFP The inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, had directed a team
of special police to dismantle the structures of the IMN in the country immediately.
Adamu, in a signal to the operatives dated August 30, 2019, said the force would not
allow the Shi’ites to violate the proscription of the IMN by the court. Commenting on
this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, Ayokunle Bakare, president of the group,
said the same should treatment be meted upon the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Citizens group, therefore, called on IMN and its leaders to willingly submit themselves
to the relevant authorities to facilitate speedy trial for whatever crime they are complicit
of. In IPOB’s case, however, members across the world, not limited to Nigeria, should be
arrested and made to face the consequences of their atrocities.
Read the statement at: VANGUARD NEWS