The declaration of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, aka (Shiites), a terrorist organization, has not gone down well with many Nigerians who argued that the Fulani Herdsmen have committed worse atrocities to human lives that President Muhammadu Buhari ought to proscribe it.
They said that what the Fulanis have done to the country cannot be compared to any of the other proscribed groups like Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, which was proscribed despite being an unarmed group agitating for self-determination and Shiites group demanding for the release of their leader Ibrahim El-zazaky.
But the social media aide to Mr. President, Mrs Lauretta Onochie, has unequivocally asked those seeking for the proscription of the Fulani’s to go to court and file petition against the group. Recall that the Fulani’s has been accused of perpetrating different crimes, ranking from; kidnapping, banditry, herdsmen activities and high-way-robbery. These allegations have since been denied by the group.
In view of the above allegations, some Nigerians have via their social media handle charged the federal government to proscribe the group. But Onochie, well known for her defensive mechanism, systematically averred, “This is how to do it. “You name an organisation (Islamic Movement of Nigeria NOT Shiites) terrorising the people. “Then you go to court. “Court declares them terrorists. “Those who have been calling on Nigeria to declare the Fulani Ethnic group a terrorist tribe, should head to the court”. On IPOB’s part she said, “IPOB was legally and duly proscribed and declared a terrorist Organisation. This is the reason why they now operate under the auspices of PDP youth wing, Islamic Movement of Nigeria and support all evil wherever.