Buratai Dares ICC, Tells Troops To Disregard Court’s Investigation

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS),  Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged troops to disregard and not be distracted by the move by International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate war crimes against Nigerian forces in parts of the country. Buratai made the call in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sagir Musa, on Saturday in Abuja on the heels of the ICC Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda’s statement that there were reasonable basis to believe that “members of the Nigerian Security Forces (NSF)” had committed acts constituting crimes…

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Nigerian Security Forces Committed Crimes Against Humanity And War Crimes – ICC

The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, Ms Fatou Bensouda, has accused Nigerian security forces of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. Ms. Bensouda mentioned in a statement on Friday that her office’s preliminary investigation showed that Nigerian security forces committed grave crimes against humanity and will pursue their prosecution. The Nigerian Army has been under investigation by the ICC over allegations of grievous rights abuses and extra-judicial killings relating to the crackdown on members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria since December 2015. Find the statement: Statement…

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Zakzaky Foundation South Africa Condemns Brutalities Against Ashura Mourners In Nigeria

The South Africa-based Zakzaky Foundation has issued a strongly worded statement condemning the recent brutalities perpetuated by government against members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria during Ashura mourning rituals. In the statement dated 2nd September 2020 signed by Rosheni Khaled,the Foundations Secretary-General, the Foundation noted that the “Saudi backed Buhari regime have intensified its several abuses and human rights violations upon the Islamic Movement in Nigeria this Muharram.” these attacks have intensified. The Foundation therefore called on the International community to hold the rogue Buhari regime accountable for the…

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80-Year-Old Holds Free Zakzaky Poster Around Buhari’s Daura Streets As He Joins Procession

This year’s Ashura procession in Daura, the hometown of President Buhari, was uniquely enlightened with the participation of elderly men, including an 80-year-old Malam Sani Liman Dattijo, who held high a free-Zakzaky poster as they traversed the nook and crannies of the town. Malam Sani, who identified himself as a member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and a very strong supporter of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, said he decided to join the procession to add his voice to the Free Zakzaky campaign. He said that Buhari is only oppressing Sheikh…

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Police AIG Who Supervised Serial Extrajudicial Killings Of Shi’ites Falls Dead Mysteriously

The death has occurred of an Assitant Inspector-General of Police, Rabiu Yusuf, who until his mysterious demise was notorious for leading some of the most brutal attacks against members of the Islamic Movement, especially in Kano state and later in Katsina state. AIG Rabiu was the Commissioner of Police in Kano when some of the most brutal attacks on members of the Islamic Movement took place in two successive years during the Arbaeen Symbolic Treks in 2016 and 2017, that resulted in the extrajudicial killing of close to a hundred…

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Police Targeted And Killed Cameraman Who Taped Them Setting Their Operational Vehicle Ablaze In Kaduna

Reports reaching Reflection-online indicate that the Nigerian Police carried out a targeted murder of Malam Bashir Muhammad (Press), a Cameraman who recorded the video that captured policemen setting their operational vehicle on fire about a week ago in an attempt to frame up the Islamic Movement. Malam Bashir Press was shot on the head as police opened fire without provocation in Kaduna this afternoon on mourners on the annual Ashura procession. At least one other member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria was brutally killed and several others were injured.…

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Members Of The Islamic Movt Mark Ashura In Over 300 Towns Across Nigeria

The Nigerian government-backed fight against the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and its leadership today suffered a huge setback as hundreds of thousands of members of the Movement took to the streets of over 300 towns across Nigeria, including the southern towns in Imo, Rivers, Delta, Edo, Lagos and Oyo states to mark this year’s Ashura. This year’s Ashura procession was tagged “the victory of blood over swords” in clear reference not only to the victory of Imam Hussein’s revolution over swords of his enemies but also an indication of the…

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Islamic Movt Commends NBA For Withdrawing El-Rufai’s Invitation

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has commended the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association for withdrawing its invitation to Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State to speak at the association’s annual general conference coming up later this month. This was contained in a letter written to the Bar Association and signed by the President of the Movement’s Media Forum, Ibrahim Musa yesterday evening. NBA had withdrawn its invitation to the governor to speak at its annual conference following an avalanche of criticisms, protests and even threats of boycott…

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Gambari Gets Rewarded As Buhari CoS For Role In Muddying Zaria Massacre Storyline

Prof Ibrahim Gambari gets his reward as the new Chief of Staff to President Gen Buhari for his blind loyalties even against his calling and conscience, for his role as a member in the charade that was the Judicial Commission of Inquiry (JCI) instituted to muddy the storyline of the heinous Zaria genocide of December 2015. He has been carefully chosen to replace the late Abba Kyari, who was the principal and sole person behind the proscription of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) by Justice Nkeonye Maha of the…

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Falana Asks Court To Quash Charges Against Sheikh Zakzaky Over Kaduna State’s Failure To Prove Case

The legal team of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, has filed a motion asking the High Court in Kaduna to quash all charges against him. Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, have been detained by the Nigerian Government since 2015 after hundreds of his followers were killed by the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna State. In the motion filed by rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), on behalf of Sheikh Zakzaky, deposed to by Muhammad Ibrahim Zakzaky, son of the detained IMN leader, and served on…

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