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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Police Poised For Bloodshed In Sokoto, Shi’ites Line Up To Donate Blood In Kano

Reports reaching us indicate that Nigerian police in Sokoto state has taken positions determined to shed blood in Sokoto and Ilela towns of the state, even as the Shi’ah mourners in Kano line up do donate blood to save the lives of other Nigerians. Kano mourners donate blood:

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Islamic Movt Raises Alarm: Govt Plans False Flag Operation To Smear Us

Islamic Movement in Nigeria has raised fresh alarm that security agents have concluded plots to carry out series of false flag attacks in order to smear the Movement. This was made public by the President, Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Malam Ibrahim Musa, in a press statement. Malam Ibrahim said, “We want the world to however note that our event tomorrow is a peaceful solemn mourning procession that would not harm anybody and it is a religious duty to us.” Read below the full text of the…

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Buhari Govt Must Protect Ashura Religious Mourners, To Be Held Responsible For Any Attacks

For the last few days since the start of this year’s mourning sessions across the globe, there are increasing indications that the Nigerian government is poised to repeat the brutal assault it carried out in previous years against mourners. Banner headlines, obviously government-sponsored, in major Nigerian Newspapers have carried disturbing threats by the Buhari government that it is poised to kickstart the unjustified trampling on the rights of people who are taking part in their religious duties in Nigeria, in scandalous violation of all known sane laws. Already, in the…

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UN Rapporteur Faults Nigerian Govt’s Claim IMN Killed Policeman, Corps Member

A United Nations rapporteur has questioned the Nigerian government’s claim that the Shiites group, IMN, was responsible for the killing of a police officer and a journalist in July. Agnes Callamard, who is the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, on Monday expressed concern about Nigeria’s growing cases of extrajudicial killings, and said the allegation against the IMN was “very problematic” and did not “in any way meet international investigative standards.” Deputy Police Commissioner Usman Umar and Channels Television Reporter, Precious Owolabi, were shot dead during a…

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Buhari’s Govt Being Used By External Forces To Fight Shi’ites – Buba Galadima

President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has been accused of receiving money from Saudi Arabia to fight the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, and that is the reason he wouldn’t give in to the rule of law and justice. Making the accusations in an interview with the Vanguad was Alhaji Buba Galadima, the leading opposition figure, who was so close to Buhari until recently, when he understood that Buhari doesn’t mean well for Nigeria. Alhaji Galadima questioned why anybody would be playing God deciding that Sheikh Zakzaky’s…

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UN Special Rapporteur Ends Visit To Nigeria, Condemns Arbitrary Deprivation Of IMN Lives

A United Nations rapporteur has condemned Nigeria for QUOTE arbitrary deprivation of life and excessive use of lethal force against the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and its leader Ibrahim Zakzaky. Anges Callamard made the remarks in Nigerian capital, Abuja, where she presented her preliminary findings following a 12-day visit to the country. The UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions said she had NOT been presented with ANY evidence indicating the IMN was weaponized and posed a threat to the country. She added that the move to ban…

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Islamic Movt Commences Religious Rites Of Muharram Mourning Sessions Across The Country

Thousands of the members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria today commenced the religious rites of Muharram mourning sessions across different towns and villages in Nigeria to commemorate the killing of the grandson of the prophet (S), Imam Hussein (AS) on the plains of Karbala, Iraq some centuries ago. Imam Hussein was trapped by forces loyal to the renegade tyrant, Yazid ibn Muawiya and brutally murdered with his family members and a handful companions in the scorching sun on the Karbala dessert, having been blocked from access to water for…

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We condemn fresh Police clampdown order on Islamic Movement

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has issued a nationwide order to all State Police Commands and Zonal Headquarters dated August 30, 2019 for the immediate arrest of members and leaders of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and the demolition of their structures across the states. The IGP based this curtailing of our religious rights on alleged violent protests on July 22 that led to the death of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Umar Usman and a youth corps member, Precious Owolabi and on the assertion that the Islamic Movement has…

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PhotoSpeaks: Sheikh Zakzaky’s Unparalleled Interfaith Relationship

Sheikh Zakzaky’s unparalleled interfaith relationship is one of the reasons he is being persecuted and paradoxically termed a “terrorist” by the government that feels uncomfortable with his unifying activities and are thus terrorizing him and his Movement. As far back as the 90’s, he has demonstrated clearly his unequalled tolerant nature, from hosting Christian leaders and youths, to receiving Papal delegation from the Vatican, to providing refuge to Christians and other minority tribes in his residence during political and religious crises, to championing the ideals of the Christian-Muslim alternative to…

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