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    NUJ mourns another journalist killed during IMN protest in Abuja

NUJ mourns another journalist killed during IMN protest in Abuja

The Nigerian Union of Journalists has confirmed the death of Alex Ogbu, a journalist, killed while covering a protest by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja. The NUJ said the Abuja-based journalist was reportedly killed by a stray bullet when the protesters clashed with the police in the city. TheCable had reported the incident which occurred on Tuesday when IMN members [...]

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    One feared dead as IMN members clash with police in Abuja

One feared dead as IMN members clash with police in Abuja

One person reportedly lost his life when policemen clashed with members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja on Tuesday. The incident occurred around Berger, a busy interchange in the nation's capital. Trouble started after the IMN who were marching from Utako ran into some police officers at Berger. The protesters, who held banners with pictures of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, IMN leader, [...]

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    You can’t deceive us over El-Zakzaky’s fate, IMN tackles Malami

You can’t deceive us over El-Zakzaky’s fate, IMN tackles Malami

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says the release of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, its leader, lies in the hands of President Muhammadu Buhari, not the Kaduna state government. The group said this while responding to the claim of Abubakar Malami, attorney general of the federation (AGF), that the federal government cannot release El-Zakzaky. Malami had ordered the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of [...]

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    FG: Why we cannot release El-Zakzaky

FG: Why we cannot release El-Zakzaky

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the federal government cannot secure the release of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky from custody since he is being prosecuted under a state law. On Tuesday, Malami had ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Omoyele Sowore, pro-democracy activist, and Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). This led to demands for the release of [...]

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    ‘US misled by propaganda’ — FG rejects Nigeria’s designation as religious intolerant country

‘US misled by propaganda’ — FG rejects Nigeria’s designation as religious intolerant country

The federal government says there is no basis for Nigeria to be placed on the US Special Watch-List (SWL) for countries that allow severe violations of religious freedom. Besides Nigeria, Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, on Friday, announced Cuba, Nicaragua and Sudan as countries that tolerate severe religious violations. In a statement on Sunday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, said [...]

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    Amnesty describes shooting of protesters as a stain on Nigeria’s human rights record

Amnesty describes shooting of protesters as a stain on Nigeria’s human rights record

Amnesty International Nigeria says shooting of peaceful protesters by security agencies is a stain on Nigeria’s human rights record. Commenting on the attack on members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja on Wednesday, the human rights organisation asked the federal government investigate the incident. A secondary school student was shot when policemen opened fire to disperse IMN members who [...]

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    We are ready to dialogue with govt, says IMN interim leader

We are ready to dialogue with govt, says IMN interim leader

Yakubu Yahaya, interim leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), says the group is ready to dialogue with the federal government. He made this known during a press conference in Katsina state on Saturday. Yahaya said the group understands the government and is ready to dialogue without condition. “Our doors are open for dialogue with the government and whoever wants to [...]

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    Gunshots as police, IMN members clash in Abuja

Gunshots as police, IMN members clash in Abuja

The police have dispersed a demonstration of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). The IMN members came out in their numbers on Friday to protest the continued incarceration of Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, leader of the movement. They held black and red flags while chanting songs. But some police officers fired tear gas canisters and gunshots in the air to disperse the procession. The incident [...]

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    Court frees nine El-Zakzaky followers on trial for ‘unlawful assembly’ in Kaduna

Court frees nine El-Zakzaky followers on trial for ‘unlawful assembly’ in Kaduna

A Kaduna state high court has discharged nine members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) arrested in 2016. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Ibrahim Musa, IMN spokesperson, said the accused were arrested on their way to observe the Islamic rite of Ashura in Kaduna. The IMN members, including two women, were arraigned in September 2016 on charges bordering on [...]

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    Police killed three of our members in Kaduna, says IMN

Police killed three of our members in Kaduna, says IMN

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says the police killed three of its members during a procession in Kaduna state on Tuesday. The police had warned the proscribed group against embarking on activities they described as ''an act of advancement of terrorism''. But the Shi'ite group defied the warning of the police and embarked on processions across the country, though the movement [...]

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    IMN vows to go on with procession in Abuja despite police threat

IMN vows to go on with procession in Abuja despite police threat

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says it will embark on its procession in the federal capital territory (FCT) and in other parts of the country on Tuesday despite a warning by the police. On Monday, Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, warned that ‘’all gathering or procession by the group remains ultimately illegal and will be treated as a gathering in [...]

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    IMN vows to continue peaceful struggle, says it’s not a security threat

IMN vows to continue peaceful struggle, says it’s not a security threat

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi'ites, says it will continue with its peaceful struggle for the freedom of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, its leader, and other members. In a statement released on Sunday by Ibrahim Musa, its spokesman, the group says it has "never and will never" be a threat to Nigeria and its citizens. El-Zakzaky has been in detention since [...]

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    IMN: FG wanted to kill El-Zakzaky in India

IMN: FG wanted to kill El-Zakzaky in India

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has alleged that the federal government intended to kill Ibraheem El-Zakzaky in India ‘in the name of ‘medical treatment’. El-Zakzaky was returned to the country after he refused to be treated by doctors provided by the government. In a statement issued on Sunday, Ibrahim Musa, spokesman of the movement, said the Islamic cleric did not plan [...]

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    FG:  El-Zakzaky wanted to relocate to another country from India

FG: El-Zakzaky wanted to relocate to another country from India

The federal government says the mission of Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), in India was to seek asylum in another country. In a statement on Friday, Grace Gekpe, permanent secretary, ministry of information, said while in India,  IMN leader reached out to international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and some lawyers. El-Zakzaky returned to the country on Friday without being [...]

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    IMN: FG presented El-Zakzaky to India as a dangerous suspect with an unknown ailment

IMN: FG presented El-Zakzaky to India as a dangerous suspect with an unknown ailment

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has accused the federal government of alleged plans to kill Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, its leader. El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat,  arrived in Nigeria from India on Friday after refusing to receive treatment in the Asian country. The duo travelled to India on Monday on medical grounds following the order of a Kaduna high court but claimed they [...]

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    DSS operatives whisk El-Zakzaky away on return to Nigeria

DSS operatives whisk El-Zakzaky away on return to Nigeria

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), is back in the country. He arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 11:40am but operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) prevented journalists and some of his supporters from having access to him. TheCable gathered that immediately the Ethiopian Airlines flight conveying El-Zakzaky and Zeenat, his wife, touched [...]

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