The proscription of Shiites movement is illegal and unconstitutional ― Mike Ozekhome

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The proscription of?Shiites movement is illegal and unconstitutional ? Mike Ozekhome

Constitutional lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome has kicked against the proscription by the Federal government of the Shiites religious group under the umbrella of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, describing it as “highly discriminatory, unconstitutional, as was the case of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.”

 

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Saturday in a reaction to the ruling of an Abuja Federal High Court which described the group on Friday as a terrorist organisation.  

 

According to him, “what group could be more terrorist than the herdsmen and their known anchor, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association that has held Nigeria down by the jugular for years, killing, maiming, burning, raping, turning Nigeria into a crimson field of bloodbath?”  

 

The legal luminary declared that “until the government bans and outlaws these, it is certainly not serious.”

According to him, “they are demanding for…



Source: Linda Ikeji