Genocide Memorial: July 25, 2014, The First Brutal Military Attack On Islamic Movt In Zaria

In memory of the Nigerian army attacks of July 25, 2014, in which 34 members of the Islamic Movement were killed in cold blood in Zaria, including 3 sons of Sheikh Zakzaky and an Igbo man, we recount how it all started, which with the benefit of hindsight now, appears to have been a rehearsal of the ultimate. Background: A group of soldiers led by one Lt. Col. Oku opened fire at members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria on 25th of July 2014 while the latter was in a…

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Islamic Movt wants Peaceful Resolution Of Crisis

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) said it welcome any move to peaceful resolution of crisis that has kept its Leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky in detention since 2015, even when a federal high court has ordered for his release. This was contained in a statement signed by the Head of the Shuhada Foundation of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello Zaria and made available to the media in kaduna yesterday. The statement added that “it seems some hawks in the Buhari administration are bent on using all the…

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Islamic Movt Seeks International Community’s Support In Freeing Zakzaky

While commiserating with families and friends of members of the group who lost their lives in clashes with security forces, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites has called on the international community to prevail on the Federal Government in freeing its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. This was contained in a statement signed by Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello Zaria, made available on Wednesday, titled, “Stop police brutality, free Sheikh Zakzaky”. “We urge the international community and well-meaning Nigerians to mount pressure on the federal government to release our…

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Falana Tackles Adesina: Filing Of Appeal Doesn’t Justify Court Contempt

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has told the Presidential Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, that merely filing of appeal does not justify contempt of the court. Adesina was reported to have said that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration refused to obey the orders of the Federal High Court for the release of Sheikh Ibraheem El-zakzaky from the ‘illegal’ custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) because it filed an appeal against the judgment of the Federal High Court delivered…

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