The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has called on the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, to drop the charges of blasphemy against the embattled Kano based cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, and release him.
IMN said the Governor and a Kano-based coalition of Islamic clerics only seek to keep Sheikh Abduljabbar out of circulation and ban his religious teachings and activities simply because he differs in his religious outlook and viewpoint from theirs.
This is contained in a press statement released and signed by the President, Media Forum of the Movement, Ibrahim Musa, on Monday and made available to DAILY POST.
The IMN said this has become necessary in view of the fact that Nigerian constitution has guaranteed citizens can practise any religion of their choice.
“Sheikh Abduljabbar Kabara’s Constitutional rights as guaranteed in the Nigerian Constitution include the right to freedom of religion and conscience and freedom to worship, teach, practice, and observe his religion of choice,” the statement said.