Detained Bauchi Cleric Arrested By DSS For Criticising Buhari Calls For Release Of Sheikh Zakzaky

A Bauchi-based Islamic cleric, Malam Idris Abdulaziz, who was detained and later released by the DSS has called for the immediate release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. He made the call while giving the details of his arrest and detention to his supporters when he was released some few days ago. Malam Abdulaziz told his followers that, “imagine how worried you, my supporters are for only a few days I was in detention, and compare this to the situation of Sheikh Zakzaky, who…

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Facebook Exposes, Closes Accounts Managed By Israeli Firm ‘To Dent Opposition Image’

Facebook has closed several pro-Buhari pages run by an Israeli consulting firm that specialized in denting the image of perceived opposition groups. Most of the pages claimed to be run by local Nigerian users, but in fact, were managed from Israel. These accounts were created by the Israeli firm named Archimedes. The accounts, before their closure, were used purposely for disseminating smear campaigns against groups that the Presidency considers as opposing Buhari in whatever way. Many of these pages and accounts targeted the opposition party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, but…

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Sheikh Zakzaky’s Case: President Buhari Goes For Further Instructions Under Umrah Pretence

President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly going to Saudi Arabia for further instructions over what further to do with what they term the “knotty” issue of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. However, he is going under the pretense of accepting the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom. Saudi Crown Prince had in April last year caused a stir when he divulged that his country was responsible for the heinous Zaria massacre…

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IHRC Drafts Report For UN On Nigeria Rights Abuses

The London-based rights group, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has submitted a report to the United Nations highlighting systematic state abuse in the Nigerian authorities’ treatment of the country’s Islamic Movement. The report has been written for the upcoming review by the UN’s Human Rights Committee of Nigeria’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The report focuses on the persecution of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and its leaders and supporters since 2014, a period which has seen two massacres and routine killings, torture, and…

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Abasement And Humiliation Of Sanusi As Ganduje Cleaves Kano Emirate

Apparently the uncouth attacks on Shia Islam in general and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria was this time not sufficient to save Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido from Humiliation by those he tried to impress by attacking the Movement anytime he tries to save his reign on the hitherto vast Kano domain. Abasement and humiliation were brought down upon him as the Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, when the later signed the bill into law that balkanized the Kano Emirate. His recent outburst against Shi’ah Islam could not save…

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Sheikh Zakzaky Distributes Foodstuffs To Poor For Fasting

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has distributed foodstuffs to the needy on the occasion of this year’s fasting season to help alleviate the suffering of the poor and the needy in Zaria as has been the tradition. K The food items, which included Sugar, Rice, Wheat, Sorghum and so on, were distributed as has been the practice all these years, including the years he has been in illegal detention, as instructed by him last week when a section of his family members were allowed a rare visit…

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Falana Addresses Free Zakzaky Protesters, Commends Their Peaceful Disposition In The Face Of Persecution

The renowned human rights lawyer, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the lead Counsel to the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has praised the peaceful manner the Free Zakzaky Campaigns has continued to be, even in the face of extreme persecution and provocation by state security agents. He made the commendation when he appeared in solidarity with the Free Zakzaky protest at the National Human Rights Commission earlier in the week. Falana said he was doing everything possible to see to the freedom of the…

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Phenomenal Free Zakzaky Protests Reap Across Northern Nigerian Cities

Hundreds of thousands of members and sympathizers of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria today took to the streets of major Northern Nigerian towns and cities to protest the continued illegal detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, whom foreign medical experts recently said he still suffers significant health challenges and should be sent for further treatment abroad. The peaceful protest was conducted in virtually every northern state capital, including but not limited to Katsina, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Gombe, Yola and Jalingo. In a paper signed by Sheikh Abdulhameed Bello and distributed…

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