A Boko Haram look-alike Islamic group has been uncovered in Bida, Niger State.
Niger State Jumaat Imams Forum are concerned over the spring up of this Islamic sect which according to them is capable of impeaching the peace of the state.
The Jumaat Imams yesterday at Government House, Minna told the governor of the state, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu that the position and belief system of the group was almost the same with that of the Boko Haram which has continued to wreck havoc across the nation.
Following this report, Gov. Aliyu has set up a two-man committee made up of the Commissioner for Religious Affairs Alhaji Shehu Haruna and the commissioner for local government Alhaji Yusuf Garba Tagwai to investigate the activities of this Islamic sect which allegedly practises Islam the same way as the Boko Haram and report back to him within three days to enable government take an urgent step on the matter..
The governor said, “Based on your concern over the Islamic group in Bida, I hereby direct the commissioner for religious affairs and the commissioner for local government to immediately find out about the Islamic group and report back to me in three days before I know what I can do.”
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