Group Asks FG To Severe Diplomatic Ties With Iran Over Army/Shiites Clash

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The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has threatened to take legal action against the Nigerian Government if it refuses to take firm action against Iranian Government over the role it played in the Army/Shi’ite clash.

CESJET made this known in a submission made to the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Kaduna state government to look into the clashes between the Islamic movement and the Nigerian Army in Kaduna.

The CESJET, in its submission said it will explore court action against the Nigerian Government if the Iranian Ambassador continues to stay in Nigeria to instigate the citizens against themselves.

“We also want the Commission to recommend the expulsion of the Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria, Saeed Koozechi on the ground of undue interference with the internal affairs of Nigeria.

“The Commission should also impose heavy fines and ensure payment by members of the shiites sect who were summoned but refused to appear for hearing to give evidence on Monday 22nd February, 2016.

“The Commission should also recommend to all security agencies to keep their personnel under careful check given the insinuation in some quarters that Nigeria’s security network has been infiltrated by the Shiites,” he said.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly warned of what he called Iranian missionary activity in Africa, saying it poses an increased danger by spreading information aimed at ‘sowing division and sectarian sedition and unrest.’

The president launched a new warning against Iranian activity promoting what he described as revolutionary ideology in Africa, Al Arabiya English reports.

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