Justice Nkeonye Maha of the Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja on Saturday declared Zakzaky’s IMN a terrorist group.
The court ruled that “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 AGF) to publish the order proscribing the respondent (Islamic Movement in Nigeria) in the official gazette and two national dailies.”
Chroncle reports that Members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have been marching in Abuja calling for the release of their leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been in detention since 2015 despite a court order to release him.
Nigerian police met the protests with gunfire and tear gas. A journalist and a senior police officer also died after Monday’s march.
Most of the people killed after security forces opened fire on the group on Monday, with four others have since died in police custody from their bullet wounds.