Government Backlash Against Ashura Mourners In Potiskum, Suleja, Anchau, Other Places

Following yesterday’s successful and peaceful Ashura mourning processions in more than 30 major cities and towns across the country, members of the Islamic Movement in diverse places of Potiskum, Suleja and Anchau faced government’s backlash today. In Potiskum, Yobe state, battle-ready soldiers indiscriminately opened fire at the mourners towards the end of the procession, unprovoked and without warnings. In the process, they instantly killed a passer-by and wounded at least two others among the mourners. In Suleja, a major satellite town of Abuja, the authorities acted through proxies, when they…

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Aftermath Of Successful Abuja Ashura Procession, Authorities Continue To Make Arrests

Reports reaching us from Abuja indicate that security agencies have resorted to mass arrests of mourners who were returning from the peaceful procession. They are making their frustration to bear, having woefully failed to prevent the procession in Abuja. Ashura procession was successfully and peacefully done despite the government’s doomsday prophesy, should members of the Islamic Movement be allowed to hold the mourning occasion particularly in Abuja. Having woefully failed to stop it through propaganda, threats and intimidation, they are venting their anger on members of the Movement through mass…

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Abuja Ashura Procession Moves On Despite Multiple Security Barricades

The multiple barricades mounted by policemen and soldiers of the Brigade of Guards could not stop the multitude of Ashura mourners who came out for the procession in Abuja today. Starting from the early hours of today, policemen in several vehicles had mounted an unusual numbers of barricades and roadblocks in and around the central business area of Abuja in order to prevent access to the Federal Secretariat, the expected venue of the protest. This caused a very serious traffic gridlock almost everywhere in town and especially on all major…

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Hundreds Of Thousands Join Ashura Procession In Kano, Sokoto, Katsina, Bauchi, Other Towns

Hundreds of thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have joined the solemn Ashura mourning processions currently ongoing across the country in places such as Kano, Sokoto, Katsina and many other large towns.

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Thousands Turned Up For Ashura Procession In Kaduna

Thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Kaduna this morning turned out for the Annual Ashura procession in spite of real threats to their lives and properties by the El-Rufai government, using police, military and thugs. The solemn procession held and ended peacefully, contrary to the lies earlier peddled by the authorities in the state.

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Police Attack Peaceful Ashura Mourning Procession In Zaria

Reports reaching us indicate that the Nigerian Police had again violently attacked a solemn Ashura mourning procession this morning in Zaria. Before the unwarranted attack, the procession, which witnessed a very large turnout of adherents, had moved on peacefully. At the time of writing this report, one person had been shot on the leg. It however remains unclear the exact casualty figures as at this time. Below are some of the early pictures coming out from Zaria.

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What Courts Need To Do Over Buhari’s Refusal To Release Dasuki, El-Zakzaky From Prison – HURIWA

A pro-democracy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, on Tuesday urged the judiciary to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to obey “subsisting” court orders. HURIWA made the appeal while lamenting the continued incarceration of former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki and the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria also known as Shiite, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The body called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, President of Court of Appeal, Mrs. Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa and Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Adamu Abdul-Kafarati…

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Islamic Movement Mourns Imam Hussein In Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have commenced special mourning sessions in Abuja in commemoration of the brutal killing of Imam Hussein (as). The session, under the auspices of the Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee, was addressed by Sheikh Abdullahi Zango and Sheikh Adamu Tsoho in turns.

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Voluntary Blood Donation: Bauchi Members Of Islamic Movement Join The Train

Dozens of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the auspices of the Academic Forum in Bauchi today joined the train of voluntary blood donation campaign currently sweeping across the country by the Islamic Movement in commemoration of the martyrdom of the grandson of the Holy Prophet (S) in Karbala. This round of donation took place at Kobi multipurpose ground, Bauchi where the mourning members patiently queued up to eagerly donate blood at a time they are mourning the epic massacre of members of the household of the Prophet…

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