By Shola Abayomi.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate arrest of all identified leaders of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).
The IGP, in signal to a team of special police, dated August 30, 2019, also instructed the operatives to dismantle the structures of the sect and contain their activities.
Adamu maintained that the Force will continue to implement the Federal Government’s proscription of the sect, whose activities he described as “odious”.
A part of the directive read: “You will also recall that given the odious activities of the movement, the Federal Government obtained an order proscribing the group.
“NIGPOL FORCID (Nigeria Police Force Criminal Investigation Department) directs you (to) ensure that identified leaders of the group and their structures are dismantled and their activities contained.
“You are to inform me of your action for discreet investigation and possible prosecution of violators of the proscription order. Treat as very important.”
Reacting to the IGP’s directive, the IMN, through its spokesperson, Musa Ibrahim, vowed to issue a statement today.
Recall that the Federal Government, had on July 26, 2019, obtained a court order proscribing the Islamic Movement in Nigeria.
Justice Nkeonye Maha of the Federal High Court Abuja, had in her ruling, designated the activities of the group “as acts of terrorism and illegality.”