Falana Reacts To DSS: They Ought To Have Put The Record Straight In Proper Context

The renown Human Rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who is also the solicitor to two of the high profile detainees being held by the DSS in contempt of several court orders has reacted swiftly to the statement issued by the secret service that the detainees preferred to be with them. In a statement, Falana (SAN) said the DSS ought to have put their records straight and in context, pointing out that the Secret Service had issued three contradictory reasons for refusing to comply with court orders to release…

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Sheikh Zakzaky’s Illegal Detention: DSS statement is Reckless, Misleading – Islamic Movt

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has reacted angrily to a statement credited to the Department of State Security (DSS) that its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, is being detained based on his choice, describing the DSS statement as both reckless and misleading. In a press statement made available to the press this afternoon, the President of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement, Malam Ibrahim Musa, described the DSS position as an act of mischief and deliberate blackmail. Read below the full text of the press statement by the Islamic Movement:…

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What Has DSS Done To Deserve Our Gratitude Or Commendation? Sheikh Zakzaky Queries

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, had only a few days before the heinous Zaria massacre, said DSS should be held responsible for any attacks should it occur. He was reacting to a “warning” purportedly given by the DSS of impending terror attacks in mosques and churches anywhere between Abuja and Kano” at the time, and the bomb that was subsequently detonated between Kano and Zaria killing scores of members of the Islamic Movement then. It has become absolutely necessary to reflect on his words…

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OPINION: The Case Of Zakzaky And Nigerian department Of State security

The House of Representatives was forced to adjourn plenary on Wednesday April 24, 2019 as some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) broke into the premises of the National Assembly (NASS) forcing federal lawmakers to adjourn plenary. IMN members forced their way into the premises because the leader of the group, Sheikh El-Zakzaky, has been in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) since December 2015. That is four years in detention. What can possibly be the reason for this lengthy detention? Is this another case…

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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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