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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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    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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    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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    El-Zakzaky responsible for his misfortunes, says brother

El-Zakzaky responsible for his misfortunes, says brother

Mohammed Yakoob, a sibling of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, says the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) is responsible for his misfortune.El-Zakzaky and his wife have been in detention since 2015 when some of his followers clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna state.Many IMN members have lost their lives after the incident while others are languishing in detention.In an interview [...]

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    Three IMN members have died in police custody, says Amnesty

Three IMN members have died in police custody, says Amnesty

Amnesty International Nigeria says three members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have allegedly died in police custody.It is believed that the deceased IMN members were arrested on July 22, during a protest.Members of IMN also known as Shi'ites have been demanding for the release of Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, their leader, through protests which are usually met with "brutality" from security [...]

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    ‘We will continue protesting’ — El-Zakzaky’s daughter disowns IMN official

‘We will continue protesting’ — El-Zakzaky’s daughter disowns IMN official

Suhaila Zakzaky, daughter of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has insisted the group will continue its protesters till her father is released.Suhaila said this in reaction to a statement from Ibrahim Musa, president of the IMN media forum, that the protests have been suspended.Musa had said the suspension, which came after the federal government banned the group, was [...]

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    ‘We’ll treat Zakzaky’s followers as terrorists’ — IGP announces ban on IMN

‘We’ll treat Zakzaky’s followers as terrorists’ — IGP announces ban on IMN

The federal government has officially proscribed activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) led by Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, announced this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.Accusing IMN of pledging allegiance to a foreign country, Adamu said anyone who associates with the group will be treated as "an enemy of state".A federal high court in [...]

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    VIDEO: Zakzaky’s followers hit streets of Abuja despite proscription order

VIDEO: Zakzaky’s followers hit streets of Abuja despite proscription order

Less than three days after a court outlawed activities of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria  (IMN) in the country, members of the group staged a protest in Abuja.The Shi'ites, who converged on Apo in the nation's capital, chanted: "Free El-Zakyzaky". Upon sighting them, some residents took to their heels.Security operatives who were hunting for the sect members within the city [...]

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    Court declares IMN a terrorist organisation

Court declares IMN a terrorist organisation

A federal high court in Abuja has declared the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) a terrorist organisation.According to PUNCH, the court made the declaration on Friday following an ex parte application filed by the federal government through the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF).IMN members better known as Shi'ites have been involved in clashes with security agencies in [...]

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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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    Debate on El-Zakzaky’s detention tears reps apart

Debate on El-Zakzaky’s detention tears reps apart

The house of representatives plenary on Tuesday turned chaotic during a debate by members on the detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). Ahmed Shamdudeen from Kano state had introduced a motion on the need to stem the rising incidence of attacks and insecurity occasioned by the violent protests in parts of the country, particularly in Abuja.But Herman [...]

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    Coalition demands justice for Channels TV reporter killed during Shi’ites protest

Coalition demands justice for Channels TV reporter killed during Shi’ites protest

The Coalition for Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) has condemned the killing of Precious Owolabi, a Channels Television reporter.Owolabi, 23-year-old member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), was shot at the scene of the clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shiites and the police.The group demanded immediate action to be taken to investigate [...]

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    Amnesty asks FG to probe killings during Shi’ites protest

Amnesty asks FG to probe killings during Shi’ites protest

Amnesty International says the shootings of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as the Shi'ites, by the police must be investigated.On Monday, IMN members protested the continued detention of Ibrahim Zakzaky, their leader.During the protest, the group clashed with the security agents, leading to the reported killing of 17 IMN members.Reacting to the incident , Seun [...]

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    Report: Five police officers killed during Shi’ites protest

Report: Five police officers killed during Shi’ites protest

Five officers were killed during the clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the  police in Abuja on Monday, according to Daily Trust.Among those killed was Usman Umar, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) in charge operations in federal capital territory (FCT).The newspaper did not mention names and ranks of the other four officers killed.Apart from several IMN [...]

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    Channels TV reporter shot during Shi’ites protest is dead

Channels TV reporter shot during Shi’ites protest is dead

The Channels Television reporter shot at the scene of the clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shiites, and the police is dead.His death was announced during the 10pm news bulletin of the station.He was identified as Precious Owolabi, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).Security operatives and members of the sect had [...]

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