Qom (IP) - Nigeria's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs called on the Islamic countries' unity to eradicate the Takifirism thought.

Iran PressIran News: A Nigerian trading-political delegation headed by the Nigerian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to meet with the country's authorities and discuss bilateral relations.

The 6th meeting of the Joint Commission of Iran and Nigeria kicked off on Monday in Tehran and ended today, Friday.  

Meeting with Qom's Governor Mohammad-Taghi Shahcheraghi on Friday, Zubairu Dada pointed to the Bokoharam Takfiri terrorist group's acts in Nigeria and noted that the fight against the notorious thought was not possible but through the unity of the Islamic world.

Dada also referred to the situation of the Shia people in Nigeria, saying there were some misunderstandings about them:"There are misunderstandings about the situation of the Shias in Nigeria, the constitution respects all opinions, even those who do not believe in God at all, but live in peace there."

The leader of Nigeria's Shias Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaki and his wife were arrested on December 13, 2015, during a Nigerian military raid on a Husseiniyah in Zaria.

In July 2021, the Kaduna State High Court released the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and his wife after six years in prison.