Coronavirus: Shi’ite group urges Nigerians to stay home


Ibrahim El-Zakzaky: leader of the Shiites

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky: leader of the Shiites

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as the Shi’ite Muslim group has urged Nigerians to comply with instructions and guidance by the federal government to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

IMN which was banned in the country in 2019 for inciting violence said it has since embarked on public awareness on the need to comply with health experts’ advises through media campaigns and distribution of soaps for the washing of hands to the needy communities and thousands of volunteers are readily available in terms of manpower in the fight against the pandemic.

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According to a statement signed by a top member of the Academic Forum of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, Abdullahi Muhammad Musa on Sunday said: “It has become pertinent on the Islamic movement in Nigeria under the revered leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky to call on the public and humanity at large to complement the efforts of health experts and comply with instructions and guidance to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus now taking a toll in our immediate environment Nigeria.

“Nigerians should endeavor to domesticate all guiding instructions that will stall the spread of the pandemic that include the washing of hands with soap, using protective wears like facemasks and hand gloves as well as staying away from gatherings.”

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