Bauchi Gov Sends Condolences Over Killing Of Ashura Mourners, As 4 Martyrs Laid To Rest

The Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, has sent a delegation with his and his government’s condolences over the death of Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Bauchi and Azare, who were killed by the Nigerian police on Tuesday, 10th September during the solemn Ashura procession in the state. The procession was brutally disrupted men of the Bauchi Police command who fired live ammunition and canisters of teargas to disperse the procession attended by several hundreds of members of the Movement. This was disclosed by the head…

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September 12 To December 12: The Embers Of Tyranny 1

It was on a day like this in 1996, when perhaps the seed of brazen abuse of rights of Sheikh Zakzaky and other members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria was again clearly demonstrated by the brutal might of state apparatus. On that day, in the early hours of the day, well armed is security forces, using the cover of darkness of early dawn, several trucks and armoured personnel Carriers had laid a siege of Sheikh Zakzaky’s house, then situated in Kwarbai quatres of Zaria city, just behind the Emir’s…

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Christian Leader, Celebrities Demand Release Of Sheikh Zakzaky

A prominent Christian leader in Kaduna joined some celebrities who recently demanded the immediate release of the leadwr of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, in a video message, citing the Sheikh’s peaceful credentials. Watch a clip from that video message:

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Invidious, Unobtrusive acts of intolerance by Majority Sunni Muslims Escalated This Crisis – Justice Kolawole

Invidious unobtrusive acts of intolerance by majority Muslims who follow the Sunni school of thought against the minority Muslims who follow the Shiah school of thought has been identified as an important factor escalating the current crisis leading to the continued detention of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and the continued incessant persecution of its members. This assertion was made by Honourable Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja while delivering judgement in the case for the enforcement of the fundamental rights of Sheikh Zakzaky…

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Buhari, Security Chiefs Appraise Ashura Brutal Clampdown, Plot Fatal Blow

President Muhammadu Buhari had an emergency closed- door meeting with the heads of Security Agencies directly involved in the planning and execution of the latest round of brutal clampdown on members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria to appraise the degree of success of the scheme and to plot a fatal blow. Those at the closed-door meeting include the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu; National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen Babagana Monguno ( retd) ; and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai-Abubakar. The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has…

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A Dozen Killed By Police During Ashura Procession Across The Nation

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has confirmed the killing of at least a dozen of Ashura mourners across the nation during the peaceful Ashura mourning procession today, 10/09/2019. At least three people were confirmed killed by the police in Kaduna and 10 others injured, some fatally, when thousands of Muslim brothers and sisters trouped out in the early hours of today Tuesday 10/09/2019 commemorating the tragic events of Ashura. In Bauchi, reports also have it that 3 people were killed during the Ashura procession when the police attacked the mourners.…

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Details Of Kaduna Casualties Surface As Kano, Other Places Start Procession

First pictures of casualties from the police rage in Kaduna Ashura mourning procession have emerged, as processions have also commenced in other towns and villages across the states. Already, at least three people have been confirmed dead in Kaduna and many were injured, some fatally so. There have been arrests also by the police. In Kano, procession was simultaneously commenced in different parts of the town. We will bring updates as it progresses.

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Breaking: Police Open Fire On Ashura Mourners In Kaduna

Policemen opened fire early this morning on Ashura mourning procession in Kaduna wounding several people. The procession was commenced in the early hours of today to avoid involving other citizens since the police in Kaduna was vehement in it’s opposition to the Shi’ites conducting it’s religious rites in the state. Details of casualties is not yet certain.

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Nigerian Shi’ites Massively Donate Blood To Save Others Before Police Shed It Needlessly

Shi’ite members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria trooped out to massively donate blood to hospitals across Nigerian cities and towns to save the lives of other Nigerians before the Nigerian police force unnecessarily shed theirs and cut short their own lives. It was ironic as they donate blood even as the police threatens to spill theirs. They attempt to save the lives of Nigerians just as the police are determined to terminate their own. Rather unfortunately, people are not talking against this ironic injustice. The government is labelling them…

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Shi’ites: Endangered Minority Community In Nigeria In Pictures

Shi’ites in Nigeria are facing threats for professing and practicing their faith from Nigerian authorities and can best be described as endangered minority community. From Azare to Zaria, Shi’ites have struggled to freely conduct their religious rites of Ashura mourning session like others in other parts of the world. We recorded mourning sessions in the following towns and villages across Nigeria, including but not limited to Azare, Bauchi, B/kebbi, Bida, Bedeggi, Batsari, Barikin ladi, Bulunkutu, Damaturu, Dandume, Dawakin kudu, Dutsinma, Daura, Dukku, Darazo, Doma, Potiskum, Port Harcourt, Gwaram, Gada, Gashua,…

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