Scores Still Missing Following Army Brutal Attacks On Mourners In Abuja

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has declared some of its members who were in attendance at the Arbaeen mourning procession in Abuja when the Nigerian Army attacked as missing. The Movement said there were people still unaccounted for. They weren’t among the corpses of fifty that were killed and they have not been seen to be among the hundreds now known to have been arrested. Consequently, the Movement has accused the Nigerian Army as being responsible for their enforced disappearance. It has also started the process of a thorough search…

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Fallout Of Army Brutal Attacks On Mourners, 300 Others Charged To Court In Abuja

Almost three hundred people arrested during the Arbaeen mourning procession in Abuja over the three days during which the Nigerian Army brutally attacked the mourners were charged to courts. The lucky survivors, including women and young boys, that only got arrested were variously charged to Magistrate courts in Abuja for alleged sundry charges including public disturbances and others. On Thursday, a hundred and twenty-eight of them were grouped into five groups and arraigned as follows: 8 were taken to Court Nine, 35 each were taken to Courts Eleven and fifteen,…

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Security Forces Must Be Held Accountable For Killing Of At Least 45 Peaceful Shi’a Protesters – Amnesty

Amnesty Nigeria has said that the security forces must be held accountable for the horrific killing of at least 45 peaceful Shi’a protesters in Abuja early this week. They made this declaration in a press statement it issued yesterday. Find below the full text of the statement:   An investigation by Amnesty International shows that the horrific use of excessive force by soldiers and police led to the killing of at least 45 supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) over two days, as the Shi’a Muslim group held…

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Soldiers In Zaria Deny Burial To 20 Killed In Abuja

Today, 01/11/2018, a combined team of mobile policemen and soldiers prevented the burial in Zaria of 20 members of the Islamic Movement killed by security agents in Abuja. Members of the Islamic Movement took 20 of the corpses killed by the Nigerian Army in Abuja for burial at Darur Rahma cemetery, along Zaria to Jos road early in the morning, but were met by stern looking, battle-ready soldiers and Mopol, who turned them back. On inquiring the reasons for the denial of the burial on a piece of land belonging…

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Shi’ites’ Killings By Nigerian Forces: Activist Writes Open Letter To UN Secretary-General

An activist, Comrade Timi Frank, who is the Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress has written an open letter to the United Nations Secretary-General over the recent brazen killing of unarmed Shi’ah protesters by the Nigerian Army. The letter, which was made available to the public this afternoon, was also copied to a number of foreign offices including the US Ambassador, the British High Commissioner, the French and German Ambassadors as well as the Representative of the European Union in Nigeria. The letter called for…

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Martyrs Killed At Zuba By The Army Gloriously Laid To Rest

The six people killed by the Nigerian Army at Zuba while on a solemn religious procession of Arbaeen last Saturday have been buried this afternoon. Final burial rites were conducted, with the Head of the Martyrs Foundation of the Islamic Movement , Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello leading the funeral prayers. Those buried were; 1 – ABDULAZIZ MAIGANA 2 – SA’EDU KHALIL JIKAMSHI 3 – ABU DUJJANA IBRAHIM SULEJA 4 – UKASHA ISA MADALLA 5 – MILA’ILU KUDAN KADUNA 6 – RABI’U ABDULWAHAB MALUMFASHI.

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17 Confirmed Killed In The Military Show Of Shame In Abuja Yesterday

Seventeen members of the Islamic Movement were confirmed killed by the Nigerian military when they were attacked without provocation at point blank range as they embarked on the Annual Arbaeen mourning procession in Abuja, Monday the 29th of October, 2018. At least 40 others were known to have been injured, some very seriously, in this show of shame and cowardice by the Nigerian Army. These figures may rise as data on the affected are still being counted. Pictures and video clips showed unarmed members of the Islamic Movement comprising women,…

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Bloodbath, Heavy Casualty Characterize Latest Attacks By Nigerian Army In Abuja

Abuja is today witnessing a bloodbath as the savage Nigerian Army in their cowardly acts waylaid peaceful Arbaeen mourning procession. Soldiers, who take to their heels when they sight armed bandits and Boko Haram terrorists, would gleefully attack unarmed women, children and boys, shooting to kill.  

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We Categorically Reject Any Use Of Violence In Our Name During Our Solemn Religious Events

It has become expedient to make this urgent clarification that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has never employed the use of violence in its entire period of existence. This is not about to change. It has come to our notice that Nigerian Security apparatus has commissioned its men and paid agents to massively infiltrate the Arbaeen procession scheduled to hold in Abuja in the coming days to induce violence with a view to smearing the Movement in the eyes of the World once and for all. The security forces appear…

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Amnesty International Condemns Army Violence Against Islamic Movement

Amnesty International Nigeria has condemned yesterday’s attacks by the Nigerian Army at members of the Islamic Movement who were on a religious procession. In a series of tweets in its Twitter handle, the foremost Rights Body decried what it described as the “Needless and increasingly frequent resort to violence by Nigerian army against supporters of IMN is unacceptable.” It therefore condemned the soldiers deadly use of force on the supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria during religious procession in Zuba, escribing it as “highly reckless tactic” by the military,…

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