The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has accused the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) of refusing to recognize Muhammadu Buhari as the President of the country as well as him as the Governor of the state.
The governor made this allegation while speaking with newsmen in Kaduna on Sunday, as he added that the group also called the Shiites Islamic Sect has been outlawed by the state government because its leader Sheihk Ibrahim El Zakzaky and members have refused to respect constituted authorities and their activities amount to running a parallel government against the state.
According to him, the state received the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry that looked into the clashes between the IMN and Army which concluded that the IMN poses a threat to the peace, security and good governance of Kaduna State.
“The IMN does not recognize the constitution of Nigeria, they do not recognize Buhari as president of Nigeria, they do not recognize me as the Governor of Kaduna state. Because they have their governor, yes, they had, I think he was killed during the clash,” he stated.
He further said that the IMN apart from being an illegal religious organisation, was in the habit of harassing and intimidating members of the public with impunity for several years.