A request made by the federal government of Nigeria for the proscription of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has been granted by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
According to reports, on Thursday, July 25, 2019, the high court gave an order that the Islamic group should be condemned following an ex parte application made by the federal government.
A ruling was issued by the high court judge, Justice Nkeonye Maha, stating that the activities of the Shiites in any part of the country should be seen as an act of terrorism and illegality. An order to restrain individuals or groups of people from indulging in different forms of activities concerning the Islamic Movement in Nigeria using any name or platform was given by the court.
The process of the proscription of the IMN was completed after the Attorney General of the federation was ordered to publish in the official Gazette and two national dailies the order prohibiting the Islamic Movement in Nigeria.
The Islamic group has been responsible for several protests and attacks in the Federal Capital Territory, including the most recent that led to a crossfire between them and the authorities that saw a young journalist from Channels TV and a police officer killed.