By Stanley Onyekwere
The Coalition for Nigeria Movement described the Tuesday attack on Nigeria Police by members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), as height of barbarism and unpatriotism in any society.
The coalition was reaction to the invasion on the National Assembly complex by members of the Islamic group on Tuesday, which allegedly led to the death of a police man and destruction of property in Abuja.
Addressing newsmen on the development yesterday, Coordinator of the movement, Gabriel Tavershima Tyonongo, called for immediate stop to terror activities of the IMN members otherwise known as Shi’ites.
The Coalition urged the Nigerian government to take a decisive action against the sect group before it snobalws into another dreaded sect like the Boko Haram sect.
According to him, “The killing of policemen can therefore not be in pursuit of Shiites’ rights as these extremists want the world to believe but rather an implementation of IMN’s terrorist agenda.
“We understand that the attack on parliament was a trial run as the militants only used the weapons they were able to snatch from policemen on the scene. There are feelers that the group will launch more attacks using weapons from their secret weapons’ cache.
“These attacks will simultaneously take place at several locations of Abuja so that they can overstretch, overwhelm and confuse security agencies. These are credible threats that cannot be toyed with.
“The nation’s law-enforcement agencies are therefore urged not to allow themselves to be caught unawares by the IMN fighters and online components.
“The coming days will be critical as they battle a group that sees nothing good in Nigeria. Nigerians must see it as their responsibility to expose the lies of IMN and to the reign of terror that the group wants to unleash on the land.
“We warn IMN members that the putsch they attempted at the National Assembly shall be with consequences. The Coalition for Nigeria Movement will among other things insist that the government of Nigeria gives the maximum punishment possible to those IMN members.”