The Ruling that Proscribed the Islamic Movement of Nigeria as a Terrorist Organisation


Justice Nkeonye Maha of the Federal High Court Abuja division issued an order last Friday proscribing the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN and declaring it a terrorist organisation.

“A declaration that the activities of the respondent, IMN, in any part of Nigeria amounts to acts of terrorism and illegality.”

“An order of this honourable court proscribing the existence and activities of the respondent (Islamic Movement in Nigeria) in any part of Nigeria, under whatever form or guise either in groups or as individuals by whatever names they are called.”

“An order restraining any person or group of persons from participating in any manner whatsoever in any form of activities involving or concerning the prosecution of the collective intention or otherwise of the respondent (Islamic Movement in Nigeria) under any other name or platform howsoever called or described in any part of Nigeria.”

“An order directing the applicant (the Attorney General of the Federation) to publish the order proscribing the respondent (Islamic Movement in Nigeria) in the official gazette and two national dailies.” Justice Maha ruled


The Federal Government is set to commence the implementation of the court order proscribing IMN by publishing the order in the Official Gazette Monday, an official of the Federal Ministry of Justice has said.

Federal Government publishes the Gazette as a tool to communicate messages of national importance to the general public. It contains information of a legal, administrative and general nature.

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