Nigerian Police Attempts To Disrupt Peaceful Free Zakzaky Procession In Kaduna

The Nigerian police today attempted to scuttle the third anniversary free Zakzaky procession that held in the heart of Kaduna metropolis. The procession, which was attended by hundreds of members of the Movement, was attacked by the police towards the end of the procession with shooting of tear gas indiscriminately into crowds that watched the peaceful procession in admiration. There was no reported injuries or arrest following this latest show of shame by the Kaduna state police command. The procession ended as peacefully as it was started. Advertisements

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Genocide Memorial: Edifices Demolished By The Government

The following iconic buildings belonging to the Islamic Movement were completely flattened as part of the brutal clampdown on the Movement. Hussainiyah Baqiyatullah: Sheikh Zakzaky’s Residence in Gyellesu Mosque at Darul Rahma, Dembu Sheikh Zakzaky’s Mother’s House and her final resting place:

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Culpable Homicide: Chief Investigating Police Officer Seeks To Change Key Evidence

It was mild drama today in Kaduna state High Court being presided by Justice Gwada in the continuation of trial in the case of culpable how leveled against close to a hundred members of the Islamic Movement arrested about three years back during the Zaria massacre, as the Chief Investigating Police Officer tried to deny a previous evidence he gave in a similar case earlier. At the resumption of hearing today, the prosecutor, Barr Bayero Dari had told the court that he is prepared to present one of his witnesses,…

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Sea Of Heads Attends Funeral Of Sheikh Calipha, Friend Of The Movement

Sea of heads graced the funeral ceremony of a very close friend of the Islamic Movement and a respected Scholar, Calipha Sheikh Tijjani Abdulqadir who died yesterday in Zaria. Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello of the Islamic Movement was among the hundreds of thousands of people that graced the occasion to pay their last respect, and represented the leader of the Islamic Movement at the event.

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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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Nigerian Army Committed War Crimes Against Humanity, Says ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says Nigerian security forces (NSF) have committed war crimes against humanity. In a report sent to TheCable, the ICC said it has received “a total of 169 communications” from Nigeria and its assessment has shown that security forces in Nigeria have committed war crimes varying from murder, torture, and intentionally attacking the civilian population. “Specifically, the Office found a reasonable basis to believe that the NSF committed the war crimes of murder pursuant to article 8(2)(c)(i); torture, cruel treatment pursuant to article 8(2)(c)(i); outrages upon…

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