The Kaduna State Government has officially labelled the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN), an insurgent group.
This is contained in a White Paper released on Monday by the state government in Kaduna.
“For all intent and purpose, the IMN is an insurgent group and ought to be treated as such,” the government said in the white paper
According to the statement, the detained Shiite leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, will be held responsible for all acts carried out by the group’s members.
“Members of the IMN owe absolute loyalty to Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky,” the white paper states.
“He therefore bears responsibility for all the acts of lawlessness committed by the organisation and should therefore be held responsible, fully investigated and prosecuted.”
The state also added that it may leave the prosecution of the soldiers involved in the killing of 300 members of the group to the Federal Government.