Leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria Accused of Working for Iran

Nigeria’s Federal Government accused leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, of working with Iran

by Atousa Pilger

Nigeria’s Federal Government has accused the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, of working with Iran to establish an Islamic State, reported the Nigeria-based Daily Trust newspaper on August 30, 2019.

The position of the Federal Government is included in the counter-affidavit in response to a motion by the IMN challenging the July 16 order of a Federal High Court proscribing the group, and requesting the proscription order. The request hinged on the provisions of section 1 sub section 2 (a-b) and section 2 sub section 1 (a-c) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act of 2013, and accused the group of acts of terrorism.

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