Don’t Create Violence In Our Name, Islamic Movement Warns Suspected Unscrupulous Armed Agents Spotted In Kaduna

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has received very credible reports that some unusual movements by certain unknown persons with dangerous weapons were sighted on Thursday, 07/02/2019 in some parts of Zaria, Kaduna state, especially around the Sabon gari area of the city. It has become very urgent to alert the general public in view of the series of leaked memos from DSS and the Presidency falsely alleging that the Islamic Movement was planning to cause violence prior to next weeks general elections. We wish to reiterate our already well known…

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Sheikh Zakzaky Deserves Freedom Not Lavish Feeding

Nigeria’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, has fraudulently claimed that the Buhari regime spends 3.5 million Naira monthly or N115,000 daily as feeding expenses on the illegally detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. He made the claim on Wednesday, the same day a Kaduna court denied the Sheikh bail in a video that has gone viral, while addressing some journalists. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria believes that this is part of the grand deception of this administration to present a “human face” after it brutally slaughtered…

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Govt Plots Ways To Stall Possible Court Granting Bail To Sheikh Zakzaky

Reports reaching us from very reliable sources indicate that the government of President Buhari is sweating it out on how best they could avert a potential granting of bail to ailing Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife by the Kaduna state high court. These high level schemes are being discussed and they are leaving no stone unturned to see that the Judge doesn’t deliver his ruling on the bail application entered by the Sheikh’s lawyers led by Mr Femi Falana SAN. In the last two court sessions, flimsy excuses were…

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Falana Demands Names Of 294 Citizens In DSS Detention

A human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), on Tuesday wrote to the Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services (also known as State Security Service), Matthew Seiyefa, demanding the names of 294 Nigerian citizens allegedly held in the agency’s custody illegally. Falana, whose request relies on the provision of the Freedom of Information Act, threatened to sue the agency if his demand was not met within seven days. Although he thanked Seyeifa for honouring his earlier letter dated August 20, 2018 by releasing some persons who had been…

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A Peep Into Hell! The Story Of Detainees Of Daura’s DSS Cells Of Horror

Prof Chidi Odinkalu, a former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) peeps into the horrific cells of Daura’s DSS, where hundreds languish, without even their relatives knowing of their existence any longer. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, recently published a list of over six hundred of its members who were victims of enforced disappearance, believed to be held in these and other cells. It is like Nigeria is back to the days of Military junta as detainees released from the cells of the Directorate of State Services (DSS)…

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Aso Rock Gets Uncomfortable With “New DSS”, Orders Reversal Of New Postings

The Presidency has ordered the Acting Director General of the Department of State Security Services, Mr Mathew Seiyefa to reverse recent redeployment of top officials of the spy agency. A source who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity s said that Aso Rock was not impressed with the new postings and had ordered that the postings be reversed. The source also said that President Muhammadu Buhari was already shopping for a replacement of Seiyefa. Seiyefa was appointed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while acting as president following…

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Islamic Movement Awaits Release Of Its Victims Of Forced Disappearance As DSS Begins Mass Release Of Detainees

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is eagerly awaiting mass release of hundreds of its members who are victims of enforced disappearances since the horrendous attacks of December 2015 in Zaria by the Nigerian Army. Several hundred of members of the Islamic Movement simply disappeared without trace following the attacks and are believed to be held at various detention facilities across the country. Kaduna state government officials had admitted to burying only 347 in mass grave, which raised hope that many more might still be alive and are being held in…

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Falana Writes New Acting DSS Director, Calls For Release Of Sheikh Zakzaky, Others

The renowned human rights activist and chief Counsel to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana SAN, has written a letter to the new acting DSS director, Mr Mathew Seiyefa calling for the immediate release of Sheikh Zakzaky and hundreds of others being illegally detained by the security outfit. Below is the full text of the letter. August 10, 2018 Mathew Seiyefa Esq., Acting Director-General, State Security Service, Maitama District, Abuja. Request for the urgent release of hundreds of persons detained illegally by the State Security Service. We congratulate…

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Lawyers Granted Rare Access To Sheikh Zakzaky, Wife

The team of lawyers standing for Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky were this evening granted a rare access to their client, only for the third time ever in the nearly two and half years of his incarceration. Led by the lead counsel, Chief Femi Falana SAN, the brief meeting was held at the Kaduna headquarters of the State Security Service, with Barr Maxwell Kyon, esq also in attendance. The meeting discussed crucial matters relating to the legal cases and the way forward. It will be recalled that the Sheikh and three others…

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