492 Shiites killed by Nigerian govt in four years — Falana

The lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana, on Monday said over 492 member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, have been killed extra-judicially by the Nigerian Army and the Police between 2014 and 2018. Mr Falana urged the National Human Rights Commission to investigate the killings. Members of the Shi’a group have been brutally assaulted and killed while confronting security operatives in recent years. The IMN leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, were arrested on December 14, 2015, following a bloody clash between soldiers and his (El-Zakzaky) supporters who…

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A Nation That Kills Her Citizens And Justifies It

Last week, two curious events happened in Nigeria and the United States of America respectively. President Donald Trump visited Pittsburgh concerning the Jewish Synagogue shooting. Protesters blocked his way with placards that said that he was not welcome. Trump’s motorcade had to turn around and take another route. As the President of the US, Trump is the most powerful leader in the world, because he controls the strongest army and presides over the country with the strongest influence on global affairs. Even though no American has the right to stop…

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Shiites’ Lives Also Matter

So much has been said about the growing fractious relationship between the military and the civil society. Before now, our military especially the army, had been the bastion of discipline, restraint and civility. Growing up, a lot of us fantasized about how we would join the military, and shine before our civilian mates with our neat and well ironed uniforms, shiny boots and smart looks. We fantasized and boasted about how we would defend our nation and people against any external aggression from any quarters no matter how powerful. We…

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Nigerian Army Warns, Expect More Deaths Because We Don’t Have Rubber Bullets

The Spokesman of Defence Headquarters, DHQ, John Agim, has issued a threat that Nigerians should expect more brutal killings of unarmed civilians, especially members of the Islamic Movement, because they would use live ammunition against them as they don’t have rubber bullets. The Defence Spokesperson, Brigadier General John Agim made these threats when he was speaking at the Osasu Show television program, characterized by lies, threats and more lies. The army spokesman lied that only three members of the Islamic Movement were killed, when the army used brute force to…

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More People Slam Nigerian Army Over Abuja Massacre

More and more people are condemning the Nigerian army for the unwarranted attacks on members of the Islamic Movement who were on their religious procession in Abuja last week, leading to the death of 50 unarmed citizens. One of such was by Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, who described silence on this army massacre as criminal.

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