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IGP orders Police commissioners to stop planned procession by IMN

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the Commissioners of Police across the nation to stop planned procession by proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, disclosed in a statement on Monday.

He said that the activities of the group remains illegal and will be treated as such.

The statement reads: “The Force notes that in line with the Terrorism (Prevention) Proscription Order Notice 2019 of 26th July 2019, the activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have been proscribed.

“Consequently, all gathering or procession by the group remains ultimately illegal and will be treated as a gathering in the advancement of terrorism.

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has directed the Commissioners of Police in all the States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as well as their supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to put in place concrete measures to avert any planned procession and/or disruption of public peace by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, anywhere in the country.”

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