IMN will never engage in arms struggle.
By Abdulmumin Giwa
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria will never take
up arms in the name of avenging the incessant
killing of its members by the Nigerian Army in
Zaria last December.
This declaration was made by the representative
of the Katsina center of the IMN, Sheikh Yakubu
Yahya while revealing plans by the authorities to
mischievously instigate some people into arms
struggle in the name of the Movement.
He explained that the movement is aware of
plans to arm some people in the name of the
movement with the intention of blackmailing it
and destroying its hard earned peace records.
Sheikh Yakubu stated that it is not possible to
use force in establishing the Islamic system
adding that it is only through enlightenment and
exemplary behaviors that victory would come.
He explained that taking of arms is never a part
of and will never be a part of the policy of the
IMN calling on those who think otherwise to
wade off the wrong thoughts.
The respected scholar said that the authorities
are mischievously working to create a group
within the movement that will resolve to taking
up arms against military and police installations
across the country claiming that they are
avenging the killing of IMN members.
He called on members of the IMN never to give
those mischief makers a chance to achieve their
devilish machinations while he advised them to
ponder because taking up arms is against the
entire interest of the movement and its
Sheikh Yakubu called on the IMN to continue in
the line of prayer as success is certainly close-
by and never to engage in anything that will
destroy the reputation of the movement.