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Group Asks Court To Stop IMN’s Planned Book Launch



A nongovernmental group, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has filed a swimsuit on the Kaduna state High Court asking for an order to cease the Spokesman of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Musa, from publishing a e-book on the December 2015 conflict between the group and the Army in Zaria which led to lack of many lives and property.

The group says the proposed e-book is able to jeopardizing the continuing trial of the embattled IMN chief, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his spouse.

Speaking to reporters shortly after submitting an exparte movement on the courtroom, counsel to Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) Edward Omaga, says the Centre views the try to publish the e-book on the alleged bloodbath of IMN members in Zaria, as an try to show that Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his followers should not responsible even when he and a few of his members are being prosecuted in a reliable courtroom for numerous offences by the Kaduna state authorities.

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The group, due to this fact, needs the courtroom to cease the IMN spokesman from releasing the e-book for public consumption on the similar time when points are earlier than the courtroom of legislation, and extra in order that the IMN has been proscribed by each Kaduna state and the Federal Government.

In the originating summons, the nongovernmental group needs the courtroom to find out whether or not by advantage of the report of the judicial fee of inquiry into the conflict between IMN and the Nigerian military and the gazetted white paper emanating from it, the IMN was not proscribed and designated as a terrorist group ,and whether or not Ibrahim Musa is just not by writing a e-book on the IMN trying to commit an act of terrorism.

The Centre can be asking the courtroom for an order mandating the Kaduna state Commissioner of Police to arrest and prosecute the IMN spokesman for attempting to publish the e-book entitled, “December 2015 Massacre of Shiites in Nigeria: Survivors Accounts” which it says, quantities to attempting to dislodge the Nigerian authorities.

Omaga explains that the centre’s curiosity is to see that the safety of the nation is just not threatened underneath any guise and that members of the general public should not allowed to have interaction in actions able to inciting individuals in opposition to the federal government or rubbishing the temple of justice.

However, in a swift response, the IMN spokesman, Ibrahim Musa describes the group’s swimsuit as a deliberate try to suppress the true account of what occurred between Shiites and troopers in Zaria.

According to him, the nongovernmental group is without doubt one of the teams employed by the Nigerian military to blackmail the IMN and its members by making certain the proposed e-book which has survivors’ account doesn’t see the sunshine of the day, including that no quantity of courtroom motion or blackmail in opposition to the IMN will cease the general public presentation of the e-book.

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