- A coalition has called for the ban of all terrorists' activities by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria
- The coalition said the attack on Police by members of IMN as height of barbarism and unpatriotic
- According to the coalition, the action by IMN members on Tuesday, July 9, was an attempt to overthrow the National Assembly as part of a larger plan to form a parallel government in Nigeria
The Coalition for Nigeria Movement has called on the federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari to stop all terrorists' activities by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria popularly known as Shiites.
The coalition reacting to the invasion of the National Assembly complex in Abuja by the members of the IMN said the attack on Police by members of IMN as height of barbarism and unpatriotic.
Speaking during a press briefing in Abuja, the coordinator of the coalition, Gabriel Tyonongo, urged the Nigerian government to take a decisive action against the sect group before it snowballs into another dreaded sect like the Boko Haram sect.
Tyonongo said the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, after carefully reviewing the situation, came to the apparent conclusion that the IMN action of Tuesday, July 9, was an attempt to overthrow the National Assembly as part of a larger plan to form a parallel government in Nigeria.
He said the violence that was unleashed on the National Assembly and the resolve to kill as many policemen as possible is a confirmation that IMN was ready to begin implementing an agenda it has rehearsed for a long time.
Tyonongo added that the disdain Shiites members have for constituted authority is mirrored in the way it runs departments that are parallels to the federal ministries of the national government.
"It has its own quasi-judicial system and the only thing it has not replicated in its internal structure, the National Assembly. Became the first target of its attempt to create a parallel government," Tyonongo said.
Stating that the killing of policemen can therefore not be in pursuit of Shiites’ rights as the extremists want the world to believe but rather an implementation of IMN’s terrorist agenda, Tyonongo said the attack on parliament was a trial run as the militants only used the weapons they were able to take from policemen on the scene.
"There are feelers that the group will launch more attacks using weapons from their secret weapons’ cache."
"These attacks will simultaneously take place at several locations of Abuja so that they can overstretch, overwhelm and confuse security agencies. These are credible threats that cannot be toyed with," he said.
He further called on all Nigeria's law-enforcement agencies not to allow themselves to be caught unawares by the IMN fighters and online components.
"The coming days will be critical as they battle a group that sees nothing good in Nigeria. Nigerians must see it as their responsibility to expose the lies of IMN and to the reign of terror that the group wants to unleash on the land."
"We warn IMN members that the putsch they attempted at the National Assembly shall be with consequences. The Coalition for Nigeria Movement will among other things insist that the government of Nigeria gives the maximum punishment possible to those IMN members," Tyonongo warned.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that
The members of the Islamic group also took their protest to another level by visiting the National Human Rights Commission at Maitama in Abuja where they called for the release of their leader Ibraheem El-Zakzaky who have been in detention since 2015.
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