The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has said that the police will treat members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) as terrorists.
Adamu said this on Tuesday at the monthly conference with senior police officers in Abuja.
A Federal High Court in Abuja had last Friday proscribed the group and directed the Federal Government to publish it in two national dailies.
Adamu said Shiites “will be treated like terrorists and enemies of state” and prosecuted under the Terrorism Act, including anyone associating with them in any way that could advance their activities in the country.
He added that “all forms of procession or protest by IMN is now illegal and thus banned”.