Nigeria Police boss, Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu has issued a directive to officers to arrest and detain leaders of the proscribed Shi’ite group in different parts of the country.
Recall that the Islamic sect was some weeks back, banned by the Federal Government, following a protest in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Now, Shi’ite members are being accused of causing the deaths of a youth corps member, Precious Owolabi, and the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, in the information passed to the officers by the IG.
Reports from Punch also revealed that Adamu mentioned how far an investigation team had gone on the murder of the two men, adding that the force would not allow Shi’ite members to go against the court ruling,
Parts of the new directive reads, “You will also recall that given the odious activities of the movement, the Federal Government obtained an order proscribing the group.
“NIGPOL FORCID (Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department) directs you (to) ensure that identified leaders of the group and their structures are dismantled and their activities contained.
“You are to inform me of your action for discreet investigation and possible prosecution of violators of the proscription order. Treat as very important.”