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    DSS: El-Zakzaky, Dasuki chose to be with us because we are taking care of them

DSS: El-Zakzaky, Dasuki chose to be with us because we are taking care of them

The Department of State Services (DSS) says Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), chose to remain in its custody because it is taking good care of them.Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, said this while absolving the secret police from the illegal detention of some notable persons undergoing trials in court.The [...]

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    El-Zakzaky suffering from lead poisoning… he could die at any moment, says daughter

El-Zakzaky suffering from lead poisoning… he could die at any moment, says daughter

Suhaila, daughter of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), says her father is suffering from lead poisoning which could result to his death.In an interview with BBC, El-Zakzaky's daughter said the cleric deserves to get proper medical attention."I am really worried… especially because of the lead and cadmium poisoning," she said."His doctors say if he gets to [...]

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    FG: El-Zakzaky misbehaving  in India… he wanted to check into a 5-star hotel

FG: El-Zakzaky misbehaving in India… he wanted to check into a 5-star hotel

The federal government says Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), wanted to check into a five-star hotel in India rather than a hospital.A high court in Kaduna had granted him medical leave after he sought it on health grounds.Alongside Zeenat, his wife, family members and security operatives, the IMN leader left the country on Monday evening.But [...]

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    ‘The situation in India is pathetic’ — El-Zakzaky raises the alarm

‘The situation in India is pathetic’ — El-Zakzaky raises the alarm

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), says the situation in India is worse than he experienced in Nigeria.In an audio message released on Wednesday, El-Zakzaky described the situation as “worse than a prison setting”.The IMN leader and his wife left Nigeria for the Asian country on Monday based on a leave granted by a Kaduna high court.In [...]

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    IMN: FG, American agents frustrating El-Zakzaky’s treatment in India

IMN: FG, American agents frustrating El-Zakzaky’s treatment in India

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has accused the federal government of frustrating the medical treatment of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, their leader, in India.El-Zakzaky and his wife left Nigeria for the Asian country on Monday based on a leave granted by a Kaduna high court.He was accompanied by some family members and security operatives.In a statement on Tuesday, Abdullahi Musa, secretary [...]

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    Buhari’s aide describes El-Zakzaky as leader of a terrorist group

Buhari’s aide describes El-Zakzaky as leader of a terrorist group

Lauretta Onochie, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, has described Ibraheem El-Zakzaky as a leader of a terrorist group.The federal government had proscribed the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) led by El-Zakzaky, after a federal high court in Abuja declared the group a terrorist organisation.In a Twitter post on Monday evening, Onochie said the “leader of [...]

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    SPOTTED: El-Zakzaky on board aircraft to India

SPOTTED: El-Zakzaky on board aircraft to India

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), was spotted on board an Emirates aircraft to India on Monday evening.The sheikh, who wore a nose mask, occupied a first-class seat.He and his wife,  Zeenat, departed Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, alongside some family members and security operatives.TheCable understands that officials of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and Department [...]

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    El-Zakzaky, wife at Abuja airport ahead of medical trip to India

El-Zakzaky, wife at Abuja airport ahead of medical trip to India

Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and his wife, Zeenat, have arrived the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja, ahead of their medical trip to India.Ibrahim Musa, IMN spokesman, confirmed this to TheCable.He said the duo, who had been under protective custody, would be leaving for India in a few hours."Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat have [...]

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    Kaduna govt: El-Zakzaky facing death penalty… India mustn’t give him asylum

Kaduna govt: El-Zakzaky facing death penalty… India mustn’t give him asylum

The Kaduna state government says Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), must not seek asylum in India.In a statement signed by Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, the government of Kaduna which is currently prosecuting El-Zakzaky, said steps must be taken to ensure the IMN leader and Zeenah, his wife, do not become [...]

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    ANALYSIS: Why the government should obey the court order on El-Zakzaky this time

ANALYSIS: Why the government should obey the court order on El-Zakzaky this time

After weeks of prickly suspense, a high court in Kaduna has granted Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), permission to travel to India for medical treatment.The cleric has been in detention for more than three years.  In December 2015, soldiers raided his residence in Kaduna, wounding him in the eye and killing some of his followers.His [...]

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    Court grants El-Zakzaky permission for medical trip to India

Court grants El-Zakzaky permission for medical trip to India

A high court in Kaduna state has ruled that Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), should be allowed to travel to India for medical treatment.The IMN leader, who has been in detention since 2015, had applied for medical leave, citing poor health.He and Zeenat, his wife, were arrested after some of his followers clashed with soldiers [...]

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    Court to decide Zakzaky’s bail application on August 5

Court to decide Zakzaky’s bail application on August 5

A Kaduna high court has fixed August 5 to rule on the bail application filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and his wife, Zeenat.El-Zakzaky and his wife who have been in detention since their arrest in 2015, are seeking permission to travel abroad for medical treatment.The application was filed by Femi Falana, their counsel, [...]

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    Shi’ites describe proscription order as a huge joke

Shi’ites describe proscription order as a huge joke

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says it will not be distracted by the court order, declaring the sect as a terrorist organisation.A federal high court in Abuja had declared the group a terrorist organisation, following an ex parte application filed by the federal government.In a statement on Sunday, Ibrahim Musa, president of IMN media forum, described the order as a [...]

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    IGP beefs up security nationwide over Shi’ites’ protests

IGP beefs up security nationwide over Shi’ites’ protests

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, has ordered his men to beef up security across the nation as a result of protests by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi'ites.Members of the group have often taken to major roads in the nation's capital, demanding the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader who has been in detention since [...]

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    Release El-Zakzaky to us for treatment, Iran tells FG

Release El-Zakzaky to us for treatment, Iran tells FG

The Islamic Republic of Iran has asked the federal government to release Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), and send him to the country for treatment.Mohammed Montazeri, the country's prosecutor-general, made this known in a letter obtained from AhlulBayt News Agency, an Iran-based news organisation.El-Zakzaky is facing trial over allegations of culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and [...]

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    Falana tackles Femi Adesina for justifying detention of El-Zakzaky

Falana tackles Femi Adesina for justifying detention of El-Zakzaky

Femi Falana, human rights activist, says filing an appeal against a court judgement does not suspend its order.Falana was reacting to the attempt of Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, to justify the continuous detention of IbrahIm El-zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).Adesina had said El-Zakzaky was still in detention because the presidency filed an appeal against the federal [...]

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