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The Kaduna State Government has officially labelled the Shiite Islamic
Movement of Nigeria, IMN, an insurgent group.
In a White Paper released by the state government in Kaduna on
Monday, the state government said  “For all intent and purpose, the
IMN is an insurgent group and ought to be treated as such.”
The government also said 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.”
In the white paper, the state government also indicated it may not
prosecute the soldiers involved in the killing of over 300 members of
the IMN in December last year, but may leave their prosecution to the
federal government.