The Kaduna State Government has officially called the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites an insurgency group.
The government said this in a White Paper released on Monday.
The government also said the group’s leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky will be held responsible for all acts carried out by the group’s members.
“For all intent and purpose, the IMN is an insurgent group and ought to be treated as such,” the government said.
“Members of the IMN owe absolute loyalty to Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
“He therefore bears responsibility for all the acts of lawlessness committed by the organisation and should therefore be held responsible, fully investigated and prosecuted.”