IMN hits back at critics, says Shiites not a violent group

By Haruna Usman, Birnin Kebbi

A religious group, Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shiites has debunked claims from some quarters especially some Islamic sects in the country that they are violent group, even went as far as likening them to Boko Haram.

Leader of the Fulani section of the movement, Alhaji Shehu Bello, who spoke in Birnin Kebbi during the Maulud celebration organised to immotalise distinguished Islamic pillars like the daughter of the Holy Prophet, Fatima, his grand children and their leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

According to him, the Maulaud seeks to enlighten members on the role the distinguished scholars and pillars of Islam played to spread the religion by educating them on how to love and cherish their scholarly works just that way Usmanu Dan Fodio did to bring Islam to light.

Sheik Ibraheem el-Zakzaky

On the claim of other sects and the general public that they are violent, he said a violent movement wouldn’t allow the massacre of over 300 members by Nigerian military in Zaria which was followed by destruction of their supreme leader’s house and no reprisal attack.

“We are not violent but poised to spreading the message to the people willing to accept what we are doing”.

The occasion which was held at Fodiya in Birnin Kebbi drew top Shiites clerics from Sokoto and elsewhere who came to celebrate with their sisters and brothers in Kebbi State.

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