Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tag "Shiites"

    Court frees ‘100’ IMN members in detention

Court frees ‘100’ IMN members in detention

Hanatu Gwada, judge of Kaduna state high court, on Friday, discharged and acquitted 100 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). In a statement on Friday, Ibrahim Musa, IMN spokesman, said the freed members of the group were being prosecuted by the state government in connection with the December 2015 clashes between the group and the Nigerian Army in Zaria. He [...]

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    NDDC: Who is afraid of Nunieh?

NDDC: Who is afraid of Nunieh?

BY DAVID ONMEJE There is a new campaign in town, and it is hinged on bringing down a high-profile target at all costs. The strategy is that if the target is not brought down, there would indeed be trouble, and the consequences might be severe. I have watched closely as the events are unfolding, and I dare say that this campaign, if [...]

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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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    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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    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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