The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) whose members have been staging violent protests over the prolonged detention of its leader, has been formally proscribed by the federal government.
The official proclamation follows the proscription of the movement by a federal high court last Friday which declared it as a terrorist organization.
Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, announcing the proscription of the movement at a meeting with top Police officers at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, bans any form of rallies or demonstration by members of the Islamic group.
He warns that any member of the outlawed organization caught demonstrating or disturbing the public peace will be treated as a terrorist.
Leader of the movement, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, had been in detention since 2015, after a bloody clashes between his followers and soldiers in Zaria.