A coalition of Human Rights and Interfaith Religious Organisations for Peace has staged rallies to protest the alleged role of the Iranian Ambassador, Saeed Koozechi to the Shittes, an Islamic movement in Nigeria led by Sheikh Ibraheem Zakyzaky.
Briefing journalists at the Aso Drive embassy of the Iranian government in Abuja, the National President of the group, Bisshop Musa Fomson, said the protest was meant to illicit public support and create awareness on what was actually happening.
The group who were seen carrying placards with different inscriptions condemning the suggestion of the envoy that Nigerian government should accord the sect group status that is above the law where they can practise as they deemed fit.
Fomson is alleging that the ambassador is now grooming a new wing of Shittes within the FCT and its environs; there was a protest recently by some miscreants all in the name Shia, asking for the release of El-Zakzaky in furtherance of the Koozechi’s agenda.
To this ends, the group has urged the federal government to launch an investigation into the alleged activity funded in Nigeria by the Iranian government.
He called on the president and the national assembly to immediately expel the Iranian Ambassador from Nigeria, noting that he has abused the standard of diplomatic courtesy for foreign mission to an unprecedented level.
“ It was the voice of Esau and the Hand of Jacob as the Ambassador is only trying to make good his threat that Nigeria will burn.”
According to him, “the comment from the senior officials in the aftermath of Zaria incidents were debasing to the extent that uninformed person would be tempted to believe the whole of Nigeria was just another province of Iran”.
He said, “Many of the comments actively embolden IMN members to rise against the Nigeria state while some went as far as hinting at physical inversion of our dear land.”
The group noted that Nigeria’s sovereignty shall never be compromised on account that members of a sect have decided to be proxies of an invading influence”
“ Nigeria is a secular and pluralistic state with different religious groups comprising, Methodists, Pentecostals, and the Sunnis.

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