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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Free Zakzaky Too, Falana, Ozekhome Tell FG

Chief Femi Falana and Mike Ozekhome, both human rights lawyers and senior advocates of Nigeria (SAN), have asked the federal government to release Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). They made the demand separately while reacting to the release of Omoyele Sowore, convener of Revolution Now Movement and a former National Security Adviser (NSA). The Department of State Services (DSS) had refused to free Sowore despite court orders until Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), ordered that Sowore should be released alongside Sambo…

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Six US Lawmakers Urge Nigerian Govt to Respect Rule of Law

Six United States lawmakers, including Senate Minority Leader, ranking Senator Charles Schumer, have cautioned Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) against the disregard of the rule of law under civilian Dictator Muhammadu Buhari’s regime. The position of the US legislators was contained in a letter addressed to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. This is coming at a time the American government has also placed Nigeria under a special watch list of countries with religious persecution. The other lawmakers who signed the letter were…

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We Are Vehemently Opposed To Subjecting Sheikh Zakzaky To Further Hardships In Whatever Guise

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria condemns the wicked antics adopted today in court by the Kaduna state government through their prosecuting counsels aimed at humiliating our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, and subjecting him to further hardships. These mischievous moves by the Elrufai government were equally meant to ridicule the formidable legal team of the Sheikh, who had consistently defeated the government’s team in all cases thus far, including securing a landmark favourable judgement ordering the immediate release of the ailing Sheikh and his wife, both of whom the government is…

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Buhari-led Government Remains In Contempt Of The Historic Judgement Ordering The Release Of Sheikh Zakzaky Three Years After – Islamic Movement in Nigeria

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has decried the continued illegal detention of its leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife despite a valid federal high court order for his release exactly three years ago. This is contained in a press statement released to pressmen today by the head of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement, Ibrahim Musa. The press statement echoed what the presiding judge uttered while delivering the judgement, that he fears what will follow a refusal to obey his court’s order. “The judge had warned the government…

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Sheikh Zakzaky To Return To Court December 5

A date has been fixed for the return to court of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife for continuation of their case. Thursday December 5 is the new date. This is the first time since the botched assassination attempt of the ailing Sheikh in India by operatives of the NIA that the Sheikh will be appearing in court. It will be recalled that a Kaduna high court had granted Sheikh Zakzaky a leave to seek medical attention in India. That opportunity however was used by the Nigerian government to make…

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