“I’m detribalized” – Sheikh Zakzaky declares

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria described himself  as “detribalized.” Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky made this declaration in a speech on 20th August, 2012. Speaking against the irrationality of fighting on behalf of the tribe one finds himself, the revered Sheikh said, “I hate the term tribal.” “No one has chosen to belong to any tribe. He only found himself belonging to the tribe and so there is no reason one should fight on the basis of tribe,” the Sheikh stated. Sheikh Zakzaky then declared, “I am detribalized.” Evidently,…

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Falana Asks Court To Quash Charges Against Sheikh Zakzaky Over Kaduna State’s Failure To Prove Case

The legal team of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, has filed a motion asking the High Court in Kaduna to quash all charges against him. Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, have been detained by the Nigerian Government since 2015 after hundreds of his followers were killed by the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna State. In the motion filed by rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), on behalf of Sheikh Zakzaky, deposed to by Muhammad Ibrahim Zakzaky, son of the detained IMN leader, and served on…

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What Sheikh Zakzaky Told Late Kyari During Condolence Visit In 2014

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, had spelt out the modus operandi of the Movement to the late CoS to the President, Abba Kyari, when the later paid him a condolence visit in 2014 on the ocassion of the death of his 3 sons killed during the Jonathan’s government. Sheikh Zakzaky said, while welcoming the delegation including the late Kyari, that all he does is to preach with wisdom and self-restraint, and not to use guns. “We only preach. When it comes to preaching, that’s…

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SHEIKH ZAKZAKY: A PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE THAT MUST FOREMOSTLY BE RELEASED

Since the outbreak of this Coronavirus pandemic, many countries all over the world have been releasing prison inmates in their thousands ostensibly to decongest them, but also as a way of releasing the innocent ones among them who were unjustly detained. By so doing, the nation receives succor from the Creator of the world because of the magnanimity. It is in this same vein that the Nigerian government is expected to release the foremost prisoner of faith in the country and the Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh…

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Security, Safety of Sheikh Zakzaky, Wife Must Be Guaranteed – Islamic Movt Demands From FG

Credible reports emanating from the Kaduna Correctional Center, where the government is wrongly detaining Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife has reached the Islamic Movement in Nigeria of a turmoil leading to the opening of fire and blocking of all access roads to the Center. We are rightly concerned about these developments and we strongly call on all relevant authorities to ensure that the security and safety of the Sheikh and his wife are guaranteed. We would hold the federal government responsible for any harm to them. It is the responsibility…

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Free Zakzaky Protest Reaps Through The Heart Of Kaduna, As Police Open Fire In Abuja

Thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria last afternoon took to the streets of city center, Kaduna to protest the continued illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky and the irresponsible comments by the Kaduna state governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, that the ailing Sheikh will never be released as long as he (El-Rufai) remains the governor. The procession, comprising men, women and young children audaciously went through the ever-busy Ahmadu Bello way in Kaduna up to the Leventis roundabout, before going tangentially off, adjacent to the Sheikh Abubakar Gumi market area.…

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‘Free El-Zakzaky To Affirm Buhari’s Pledge To Respect Rule Of Law’ — Falana Writes Malami

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has again asked the federal government to release Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). In a letter dated January 2 and addressed to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Falana said he is making the request in line with the pledge of President Muhammadu Buhari to respect the rule of law. In his New Year message on Wednesday, the president promised that his government’s actions at all times would be governed by the rule of…

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Sheikh Zakzaky’s Fate Not In The Hands Of El-Rufai -IMN Tell AGF

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has reacted angrily to the comments credited to the Federal Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, that Sheikh Zakzaky could not be freed along with the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki and activist Sowere because, he, Sheikh Zakzaky was being held by Kaduna state and not the federal government. In a swift reaction however, the President of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement, Malam Ibrahim Musa in a statement, accused the AGF of being economical with the truth in…

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Sheikh Zakzaky: Where The AGF Got It Wrong

A private legal practitioner, Barrister Haruna Magashi, has faulted the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, on his position regarding the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, who is being illegally detained against the judgement of a Federal High Court. In an open letter written to the AGF reacting to the purported comments in the media that the continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky was at the instance of the Kaduna state government and not the Federal…

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Breaking: One Martyred, Many Others Injured As Police Fire At Free Zakzaky Protest In Sokoto

At least one man, Yahuza Umar Kalabaina, was killed today Friday in Sokoto when policemen opened fire at a peaceful Free Zakzaky procession. Several others were injured in the shameful police frenzy. Martyr Yahuza Umar was shot at pointblank range, without warning, by the police on his head. Many others escaped with varying degrees of injuries, including someone who was trying to capture the scene of this police brutality with his phone camera.

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