Islamic Movement Looses A Strong Sympathizer

The death has occurred of a very strong sympathizer of the Islamic Movement and an admirer of Sheikh Zakzaky, Calipha Sheikh Tijjani Abdulqadir today in Zaria. A reknown scholar of repute, Calipha Sheikh has been a very key sympathizer of the Sheikh Zakzaky-led Islamic Movement and a firm believer in the cause of the Movement. He has been a mentor to many members of the Movement as well. It was reported that three years ago, when he saw photographs of Sheikh Zakzaky in blood during the Zaria massacre, he burst…

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Nigeria: End Impunity For Killings of Shia, Halt Crackdown on Protests

Nigerian authorities have failed to ensure justice for the killings of hundreds of members of the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) since 2015, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing a video of security forces’ violent crackdowns against members of the IMN. On December 12, 2015, the Nigeria army used disproportionate force against the group’s street procession in Zaria, Kaduna State in northwest Nigeria to clear a route for the army chief’s convoy. In an ensuing three-day violent crackdown, the army killed 347 members of the group and arrested hundreds more, including the group’s leader,…

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Islamic Movement Marks 3rd Anniversary Of Zaria Genocide

Arrangements have been concluded by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the heinous Zaria massacre, which was executed by the Nigerian Army in the weekend of 12th -14th December 2015 during which over a thousand innocent souls were killed and were hurriedly buried in mass graves by the rampaging soldiers. Activities earmarked to be conducted include mass street actions and processions, rallies and prayers in mosques, symposia and exhibitions. Others include visitations to the graveside of some of the martyrs of the genocide…

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Zaria Genocide & Illegal Detention, Three Years After

“Between Dec. 12-14 2015 soldiers carried out mass slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children #Shiites in Zaria, Kaduna State. Our investigation revealed how the Nigerian military burned people alive, razed buildings and dumped victims’ bodies in mass graves.” – Amnesty International What happened at Zaria, Northern Nigeria, was just not a killing. It was a brutal and inhuman slaughter of 1000+ innocent and defenseless children, women and men between 12th – 14th December, 2015. They shot, they bombed, they stabbed, they burnt, they raped and they buried Shia…

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