Islamic Movement Marks 28th Annual Martyrs’ Day In Abuja

Activities to mark this year’s Annual Martyrs’ Day (Shuhada Day) of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have been announced by the Shuhada Foundation. The epic event is scheduled to hold in Abuja on Monday the 1st April, 2019 equivalent to 25th Rajab, 1440 of the Islamic calendar. This year will be the 28th successive time to be so marked by the Movement. A statement signed by Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, the head of the Foundation, called on members of the Movement to come out end masse to peacefully honour their Martyrs…

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Free Zakzaky Protests Again Hit Central Kaduna

Again thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria living in Kaduna and environs filled the streets of central Kaduna today Saturday, March 30, 2019 in a renewed call for the freedom of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife, Malama Zeenah. This was coming against the backdrop of deteriorating health situation of the duo in detention and the inexplicable suspension of their case indefinitely.

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Government And Their Agents Toy With Sheikh Zakzaky’s Health As He Fast Deteriorates In Custody

In the last couple of weeks, reliable information reaching us of a further deterioration of the health situation of the Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and that of his wife, has filtered through and the government is using various tricks in denying them both the necessary urgent medical attention they both deserve. Not even the court order granted by the Kaduna high court in January this year, allowing the Sheikh and his wife to be independently reviewed by medical specialist from anywhere in the world…

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Nigerian Army Begs Court To Give Secret Testimony Against Members Of The Islamic Movement

In what appears to be a face saving move, the Nigerian Army officers listed as witnesses in the case of alleged culpable homicide against some members of the Islamic Movement arrested since December 2015 during the infamous Zaria massacre have asked to be allowed to testify in camera, citing what they call fear for their safety as reason.q The odd request was part of an application filed by the prosecutors before the Kaduna High Court presided by Justice Gwada that is trying close to a hundred other members of the…

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‎Appeal Court Throws Out Govt’s Appeal Against Two Judgements In Favour Of Islamic Movt For Lacking Merit

The Kaduna Court of Appeal today Thursday 28th March, 2019 threw out two appeals brought by the Kaduna state government against two landmark judgements given by two separate Kaduna High Courts that discharged and acquitted members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria for lack of merit. In first of the two appeals, the Kaduna state government had appealed against the judgement of the state High court that in November 2017 discharged and acquitted 15 members of the Islamic Movement who were arrested a few days after the Zaria massacre in…

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Why Kaduna High Court Adjourned Indefinitely Case Involving Sheikh Zakzaky

The Kaduna State High Court has again adjourned the trial of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, Malama Zeenat, indefinitely to make room for the presiding judge, Justice Gideon Kurada to serve as judge in the Presidential and National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal in Yobe. At the resumed hearing today, the judge had called counsels on both sides and offered two options to agree on, either to transfer the case to another court whose judge would be available for the duration the…

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Free Zakzaky Procession Hit Central Kaduna To Herald Series Of Cases This Week Involving The Islamic Movement

Thousands of members of the Islamic Movement filled the streets of central Kaduna to renew their call for freedom for Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife, whose case comes up tomorrow, Monday 25th March, 2019 at the state high court. Two other cases involving members of the Movement come up also in Kaduna within the week. After the court hearing involving the Sheikh on Monday, there will also be a case on Wednesday 27th March, 2019 involving some other members of the Movement arrested since December 2015, who are facing charges…

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Buhari govt, Army, Police, killing Its Citizens – US Govt

The United States has accused the Federal Government of Nigeria of murdering citizens. US said the current administration and its agents were committing arbitrary and unlawful killings. This was contained in a recent report entitled, “2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” published on the Department of State website. It said: “The national police, army, and other security services used lethal and excessive force to disperse protesters and apprehend criminals and suspects and committed other extrajudicial killings. Authorities generally did not hold police, military, or other security force personnel accountable…

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Like Zaria Massacre, Like Christchurch Mosque Massacre, But Much Worse In The Former Case

New Zealand condemnable mosque shooting has been likened to the Zaria massacre in many respects and has been described as a sad reminder of Zaria massacre of December, 2015. Both are said to have been based on hate for a people simply based on their faith. However, the two massacres also differ in many respects. The Zaria Massacre of 2015 was unquestionably worse than the Christchurch Mosque Massacre of 2019. Firstly, the former was state-executed while the later was carried out by an individual. Secondly, the Zaria massacre led to…

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Zaria Massacre Watch: Army Moves Chief Culprit Brig-Gen AK Ibrahim

As a continuation of keeping tabs on the major actors of the infamous Zaria massacre of December 2015, one of the principal culprits of that heinous crime against humanity, Brig.-Gen. A.K. Ibrahim, has been moved from 14 Brigade to Army Headquarters Department of Administration as Deputy Director. Brig-Gen Ibrahim was a Colonel when he played a major role in the vicious attacks that led to the massacre of over a thousand innocent citizens in Zaria in that eventful weekend and the burial of hundreds of the victims in mass graves.…

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