Nigeria's northern Kaduna state declares Shi'ite Muslim sect unlawful



A northern Nigerian state on Friday said it declared a minority Shi'ite Muslim sect, whose members clashed with the army late last year, an unlawful society.
The Kaduna state government said anyone convicted of being a member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria could be imprisoned for seven years, fined or both. The size of the fine was not specified.
The sect came to prominence when its members clashed with the army in the northern city of Zaria, Kaduna state, in December. A judicial inquiry in August concluded that the army killed 348 of the sect's members.
The Kaduna state government said... read more

 
8 October 2016 in World News, Views: 44
Source: Reuters
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