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Shiites ask court to vacate order proscribing it

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to set aside the order it made on July 26, 2019 proscribing the group and declaring it as a terrorist organisation.

IMN in a motion notice filed on Friday, specifically prayed the court for:

  • An order setting aside, discharging and/or vacating the ex parte order of this honorable court made on the 26th day of July, 2019, coram: N.E. Maha, J, in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/876/2019 between: Attorney General of the Federation V. Islamic Movement in Nigeria proscribing the existence and activities of the respondent/applicant (Islamic Movement in Nigeria) in any part of Nigeria under whatever form, either in groups or as individuals by whatever names they are called or referred to.
  • An order setting aside, discharging and/or vacating the ex parte order of this honorable court made on the 26th day of July, 2019, coram: N.E. Maha, J, in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/876/2019 between: Attorney General of the Federation v. Islamic Movement in Nigeria 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/applicant (Islamic Movement in Nigeria) under any other name or platform howsoever called or described in any part of Nigeria.

Justice Maha of the federal high court in Abuja had declared the group a terrorist organisation and ordered the federal government to gazette the order.

IMN, consequently, issued a statement announcing it is backing down from protests.

However, Suhaila, a daughter of IMN leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky, has come on air and announced that the group will continue to protest so long as her father, Zakzaky, is till in detention.

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