Here we go again: Police confirm operation of new Islamic sect in Niger

by ‘Jola Sotubo

The war against Boko Haram rages on daily but Nigerians might have more to worry about.

The Nigerian Police force in Niger State has said that there is a likelihood that a new terrorist sect is gathering momentum and making its home in the state.

The Niger State Police Command has said that it is closely monitoring a new Islamic sect that settled in Rafi Local Government Area with a view to identifying the nature of their activities.

Spokesman of the state Police command, ASP Richard Adamu, told reporters yesterday in Minna that the presence of the sect had been brought to the knowledge of the command and that it is keeping an eye on them.

A group of persons identified as Kala Kato was reported to have invaded Rafi local government area, preaching some ideologies thought to be in contrast with conventional Islamic teaching.

The sect members are said to be preaching against the teaching of Hadith (traditions of the holy prophet) and emphasising only on the contents of the Holy Quran.

It was also learnt that members of the sect who are mostly foreigners are for now living peacefully with their host community, though most locals are apprehensive of their presence.

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