Buhari Sends Army To Seal Daily Trust Over Editorial: “FG Is Running Out Of Excuses”

Armed Military Men Arrest Daily Trust Journalists in Maiduguri Armed military men have invaded Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri, Borno State and arrested the Regional Editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter Ibrahim Sawab. They also invaded and sealed the Abuja headquarters of the Newspaper. This latest authoritarian and dictatorial action may be connected with the lead story of Daily Trust on Sunday on military operation in the North East. We hereby rerun the story: Reports last week that Boko Haram’s Islamic State in West Africa Province [ISWAP] faction had…

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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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US Faults FG On Soldiers Indicted In Army, Shi’ttes’ Clash

The United States on Tuesday noted that there was no record that the Nigerian or military authorities had demanded accountability from the soldiers implicated in the December 2015 clash between the Army and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria led by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The US stated this in the International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 released by the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour. The report also noted that the Nigerian government continued to hold El-Zakzaky and restrict the free movement and association of his…

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Gov El-Rufai Of Kaduna State Meets With Federal Security Chiefs; What’s Cooking?

Just as the Nigerian security forces (DSS, army and police in particular), the Federal and Kaduna state governments battle to cover their tracks in their respective ignominious roles in the Saudi-sponsored horrendous Zaria massacre, Kaduna state governor, Nasiru El-rufai yesterday met with some security chiefs. It was not yet clear what was on the agenda, but these type of meetings had followed the December 2015 massacre and it was centered on how to cover up their wicked atrocities and indeed perpetuate same. Then the blood of the innocent souls they…

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ICC Concludes Preliminary Investigation Into Shiites Massacre; Continue Probe Of IPOB Killings

The International Criminal Court is moving gradually towards prosecution of Nigerian officials involved in the December 2015 massacre of members of Islamic Movements of Nigeria. The office of the prosecutor at the war crimes tribunal reached its preliminary conclusion into the killings in December 2017, submitted its findings to the Nigerian government and demanded explanations about the incident. The ICC said the attack on IMN members, which was carried out by the Nigerian Army and condemned by human rights voices across the world, violated international statutes on human rights. Also…

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IG OF Police Competing To Surpass Army In Killing Of Islamic Movement Members

In what appears to be a very toxic rivalry for Buhari’s attention and blood money, the Buhari Police Force under the murderous leadership of its Inspector-General of police (IGP), Ibrahim kpotun Idris, has stepped up its savagery level to march that of the Army. A cursory look at the headlines in the past few weeks indicate that the numbers have stacked up, and are of such geometric proportions in the brutality scale. In November 2017, we reported the show of shame in Abuja, as the Buhari Police unleashed its fury…

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Free Zakzaky protest Claims First Life In Zaria, Ali the Son Of Zaria Massacre Martyr

The spates of Police brutality that characterized the waves of Free Zakzaky protests in the past one week has claimed the life of Ali Abdulkareem in Zaria. This is the first death being reported in Zaria in the wake of the protests. There have been at least five deaths in Kaduna and Abuja before this latest one. Ali, attained martyrdom when a combined team of policemen and hoodlums hired by the policemen brutally attacked the peaceful free Zakzaky procession in Zaria last Sunday using tear gas, clubs and sticks in…

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How Police Tortured Protesters In Abuja, Some To Death

So much has either been said or written about the storm of fury with which the Buhari Police Force tried to forcibly quell the perfectly legitimate Free Zakzaky protests for five consecutive days in a row, but what has been less reported or talked about is the extent of savagery exhibited by the Buhari Police while torturing members of the Islamic Movement they captured in the name of arrests. For some, the torture commenced right from the process of the arrest, when people were beaten with sticks and clubs as…

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PRESS RELEASE – Nigeria: IHRC urges Buhari to release IMN leader for urgent medical treatment

Islamic Human Rights Commission has written to the Nigerian President urging him to allow the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria to fly abroad in order to receive urgently needed medical treatment. In a direct appeal to President Buhari the letter highlights the deteriorating condition of Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky following a stroke last weekend. The stroke has raised existing concerns over the health of Sheikh Zakzaky who was shot during a military assault against the IMN in December 2015 in which he lost the use of an arm…

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An Urgent Call To Action Over Sheikh Zakzaky’s Health Situation

A call has been issued globally for action alert on Sheikh Zakzaky’s deteriorating health situation while in illegal detention. Campaign for Zakzaky’s immediate release for medical treatment. The Sheikh has suffered a suspected stroke, Background Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, his wife Mallima Zeenah Ibrahim and hundred of members of the Islamic Movement have been illegally detained in Nigeria for more than two years since the Zaria massacres in December 2015 (details of this can be found on IHRC’s submission to the ICC here). Both the Sheikh and his wife are still…

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