PRESS RELEASE – Bosnia: IMN, IHRC welcomes verdicts against Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic

Both the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and the Islamic Human Rights Commission IHRC in London welcome the conviction today of the former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic for genocide and crimes against humanity. As the leading military figure in the self-declared Bosnian Serb Republic, Mladic executed the biggest organised slaughter of Muslims in modern Europe following the break-up of the former Yugoslavia in 1992. Among them was the murder of 8000 innocent unarmed men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995 and the siege of Sarajevo in which more than 10,000…

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PRESS CONFERENCE Two years of the horrendous Zaria massacre and the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) today addressed a Press Conference as part of activities marking the second year anniversary of the horrendous Zaria massacre. Ladies and gentlemen of the Press, good morning. INTRODUCTION The second anniversary of the brutal onslaught on the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and its leadership and properties is around us – an attack that left in its wake well over a thousand innocent persons either dead or missing, our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, his wife and several hundred of our members being detained and several…

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Nigerian Authorities officially put on notice – Release Sheikh Zakzaky or Face International Ostracization

Release Sheikh Zakzaky or Face International Ostracization: Nigerian Authorities officially put on notice On the eve of the second anniversary of the brutal clampdown on the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the massacre of over a thousand members, the Nigerian authorites have been told to be aware that they have been officially put on notice over the unjustified continuing detention of Sheikh Zakzaky for two years without charges and against Court judgement. Nigerian authorities are being told to either release the Sheikh or face international ostracization.   With the International…

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Leaked DSS Secret Memo Reveals Queer Hatred for, and Profound Ignorance of Anything IMN

Leaked DSS Secret Memo Reveals Queer Hatred for, and Profound Ignorance of Anything IMN A leaked secret memo by the National headquarter of Department of State Services (DSS) reveals the remarkable queer hatred the security outfit bears against the Islamic Movement in Nigeria IMN as well as the profound ignorance of its so-called intelligence officers when it comes to anything pertaining to the Movement. In a memo DSS/DR.I/17/11/04 dated 4th November, 2017 and tagged “Daily Information Summary”, the DSS rightly observed that “Shiites intensify campaign for release of their national…

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Sheikh Zakzaky’s Iconic Role in Building Bridges Across Tribal and Sectional Divides

Few people realise the iconic role of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky in fostering national unity through building of bridges across both tribal and sectional divides. The venerated leader has shown the way in bridging tribal and sectional divides in many respects that are not quite appreciated. Not many people even know that his wife, Malama Zeenat Zakzaky, who is currently being detained along with him is a pure bred Yoruba lady from Ibadan, Oyo state. The Sheikh being a Hausa man from…

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PRESS STATEMENT: Gov Tambuwal Will Be Held Responsible For Any Attack On IMN In Sokoto

Gov Tambuwal Will Be Held Responsible For Any Attack On IMN In Sokoto We are in the know that the Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal has consented to a grand plot to stage a massive crackdown on IMN and its members in Sokoto state. This will involve massive killing of members, including women and children, as well as wanton destruction of properties that will include residential houses and business premises. In preparation of this therefore, series of secret meetings were held in and out of the state, wherein it was…

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El-zakzaky’s continued detention: Clerics lament silence of Human Rights Community

…Say, Islam forbids continued detention In spite of the valid order of the court for the release of Shiite leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife Hajia Zeenat, from their illegal and unconstitutional detention, the federal government has continued to keep the couple. El-Zakzaky and his wife have been in detention since a violent confrontation between his Shiite sect and the Nigerian Army in Kaduna in December 2015. Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky Reports said the Shiite leader lost one of his eyes in captivity with fears that he might lose the…

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IMN is the victim of Buhari’s state-sponsored terrorism not the villain

How scandalous for any sane person to label victims of these gross crimes against humanity as terrorists! Last week Friday, it was reported that some handful of rented crowd under the aegis of Advocates of Social Justice for All (ASJA) besieged the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami to demand the immediate proscription of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and subsequent designation as a terrorist organization. Certainly, the daft comes in various shades. Barely a week earlier, another shady group that called itself Coalition Of Civil Society…

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Sheikh Zakzaky calls on Buhari to reorient the Military to stop them seeing citizens as enemies

The Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky had advised the then incoming government of President Muhammadu Buhari to reorient the Nigerian army in order not to inherit an army that “sees citizens as enemies.” He made the call at the annual parade ceremony of the Volunteer Guards (Hurras) of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria at the Zaria Polo ground on Saturday June 11, 2015. He explained that the Nigerian military lacks the necessary discipline to deal with civilian citizens with courtesy. He maintained that “the only…

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El-Zakzaky: When Will the Rule of Law Prevail?

This piece first appeared in ThisDayLive on November 12, 2017 The continuous detention of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, for almost two years without trial is a sour point in the human rights rating of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, writes John Shiklam By December 14, it would be two years since the Muhammadu Buhari administration detained the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat without trial even against court orders. Unfortunately, the…

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