Tens Of Thousands Throng Abuja To Mark Sheikh Zakzaky 68th Birthday With Renewed Demand For His Release

Tens of thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and their supporters and sympathizers today thronged Abuja to mark the 68th birthday of the leader of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, whose birthday was marked at the weekend, with a renewal of the unequivocal call for his immediate release. The ailing Sheikh and his wife remain unjustifiably in detention since December 2015 after the Nigerian Army attacked their residence killing more than a thousand people including three of his sons despite an Abuja Federal High court judgement…

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Tears As Shiites Honour 998 Fallen ‘Martyrs’ In Abuja

Tears flowed freely on Monday as hundreds of members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria ( IMN ) popularly known as ‘Shiites’ gathered in Abuja to honour their fallen heroes and martyrs killed by security operatives across the country. The event which took place at 7 Uption Garden Garki, Abuja was marked in a sober reflection and emotions with portrait photographs of the deceased on display which includes children. The Chairman of Shuhada Foundation, Sheikh Abdulhameed Bello who addressed a large crowd of supporters of Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky during the annual…

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Islamic Movement Marks Annual Martyrs’ Day In Grand Style In Abuja

A mammoth crowd today graced the 28th annual Martyrs’ Day celebration of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in Abuja to honour their departed heroes. The occasion, which was the second in succession being marked in Abuja, was followed by a huge free Zakzaky protest in the heart of the Capital city. In his speech at the close of the event, the Head of the Martyrs Foundation (Shuhada Foundation) Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, said that inevitably, blood will triumph over bullets. In attendance were very many scholars of the Islamic Movement including…

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Islamic Movement Marks 28th Annual Martyrs’ Day In Abuja

Activities to mark this year’s Annual Martyrs’ Day (Shuhada Day) of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have been announced by the Shuhada Foundation. The epic event is scheduled to hold in Abuja on Monday the 1st April, 2019 equivalent to 25th Rajab, 1440 of the Islamic calendar. This year will be the 28th successive time to be so marked by the Movement. A statement signed by Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, the head of the Foundation, called on members of the Movement to come out end masse to peacefully honour their Martyrs…

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Washington Post Analyzes Buhari’s Campaigns Using Religious Repression

Why is Nigeria cracking down on peaceful religious protests? The Nigerian government appears to be taking a hard line on religious opposition — though not against the usual suspects. Even as the Boko Haram insurgencypersists in the north, peaceful demonstrations by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) sparked a recent round of state repression. In late October, protests in and around the capital left at least 45 IMN members dead and more than another 100 wounded after Nigerian security forces used automatic weapons to disperse the crowds. Government officials claim…

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Deji Crowned “Hero Of Freedom” In Abuja As Others Get Cards Of Recognition

Prince Adeyanju Deji was today in Abuja crowned by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria as the Hero of Freedom and Prince of Justice. Others who were honoured at the event organised by the Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee include Ms Ndi Kato, Barrister Femi Falana SAN, Prof Chidi Odinkalu and Cardinal John Onaiyekan. The colourful event was attended by rights activists, journalists and members of the Islamic Movement from far and wide across the country. Describing Adeyanju Deji in the brief citation, Dr Shuaibu said Deji is a fearless and brave…

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Islamic Movt Set To Decorate Deji, Others Tomorrow In Abuja

Arrangements have been concluded for the Award ceremony to confer on Prince Deji Adeyanju the prestigious medal of Hero of Freedom tomorrow in Abuja by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. The ceremony is organized by the Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee on behalf of the Islamic Movement and comes up in the morning at Wuse, Abuja. There would also be other presentations to notable persons who are also key contributors to the free Zakzaky Campaign in various ways such as Barrister Femi Falana SAN, Prof Chidi Odinkalu, Ms Ndi Kato among…

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Renewed Free Zakzaky Protests In Gusau, Kaduna, Abuja

Thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria again took to the streets of Gusau, Kaduna and Abuja yesterday, Thursday 27th December 2018 in a renewed call for the immediate and unconditional release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, being held for the past three years now against court judgement. In Kaduna, the protest kicked off in the late afternoon and was conducted at the ever busy Nnamdi Azikiwe, Western bypass for several hours without an incidence. It was a direct response to…

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Eight Incontrovertible Facts The NY Times’ Video Evidence Showed The World

Eight incontrovertible facts were exposed by the 8 minutes video investigation and evidence produced by the New York Times on the Nigerian army’s killing of peaceful Shiite protesters in the outskirts of Abuja, the national capital, at the end of October. Let us examine them: 1. The Shiites were on a religious march that is done at such time of the year in all the Shiite communities worldwide. New York Times indeed acknowledged this much. It was a religious march that didn’t have to be attacked. 2. The procession did…

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Visual Investigation: How Elite Nigerian Soldiers Turned A Religious March Into A Massacre

Nigeria Says Soldiers Who Killed Marchers Were Provoked. However, investigations using video evidence shows otherwise. Watch the video here: https://vp.nyt.com/video/2018/11/03/78565_1_25-abuja_wg_720p.mp4 By New York Times

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