“Don’t Be Mischievous” – Islamic Movement Cautions Kaduna CP

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has condemned its branding as a Shiite militia by the Kaduna Police Commissioner in a statement he issued to pressmen recently, describing it as mischievous. This was contained in a press statement shared to the media by the President Media Forum of the Movement, Ibrahim Musa today. The Islamic Movement said: “It is clearly a mischievous and deliberate attempt at blackmail to not only mention the Islamic Movement in a row of renown crimes, but to also insinuate that it is a militia, a false…

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Zaria massacre reenacted in Lekki massacre; Find the similarities and the differences

After days of extensive reporting, PREMIUM TIMES brought out a clearer picture of what happened at the Lekki Toll Gate on October 20. It was immediately clear that what happened in Lekki was exactly a reenactment of what happened in Zaria between December 12 and 13 2015. REFLECTION-ONLINE looks at the similarities and differences. Lekki: At about 6:45 p.m. on October 20, men in military uniform arrived at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos in three Toyota Hilux vans and almost immediately began shooting into a crowd of peaceful protesters…

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O Prophet of Allah, We Would Sacrifice For You Our Souls, Blood, Lives and All!

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We Are The Heroes Of This Nation, Sheikh Zakzaky Declares

“We are heroes in this country,” the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has publicly declared, noting that the basic difference between Nigerian leaders and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, is that while Nigerian leaders always seek to kill people, members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria are always striving to save the souls of Nigerians. We are the heroes of this nation,” he declared. Sheikh Zakzaky challenged the leaders that if they want to show how good they are in the society, they…

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Rumors of Sheikh Zakzaky’s Death, Act of Mischief Makers

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has found it necessary to dispel the rumors currently making waves of the passing away of our leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. We believe the originators of the rumors and its circulation are government sponsored mischief makers trying to plunge the nation into further chaos. Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky was visited by his family members on Saturday, 24/10/2020 in the Kaduna Correctional Centre where he is being held on trumped up charges by the Kaduna state government of Elrufa’i. While the Sheikh indeed suffers from potentially life…

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The Injustice Against El-Zakzaky and the Shiites – By Abdulaziz Abdulaziz

“The most painful thing for me is the culture of silence around this. Yes, Shiites are in the minority and the most unpopular of Muslim populations in northern Nigeria. But is that enough reason for them to be hunted down in this manner? Does anybody think this is okay and normal and nothing will hunt us down the road?” Assume that they indeed blocked the road that the chief of army staff was about passing through and heckled the senior army officers in his motorcade. This was said to be…

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The Shiites and Non-Violent Protests in Nigeria: Lessons for Activists – By Donald C. Benjamin, Ph.D.

Protests are universally recognized as legitimate means of expressing grievances. It involves gathering in large numbers and marching through streets and/or converging in an area to deliver messages through codified slogans, placards, outfits and demonstrations. Governments and their agencies are usually the targets of many protests. Protests can also take the form of demonstrations, processions, rallies or gatherings. In Nigeria, protests are also known mechanisms for driving home demands of various groups across the country. However, what appears to be unique about protests in Nigeria, particularly mass protests, is that…

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Zakzaky Foundation South Africa Condemns Brutalities Against Ashura Mourners In Nigeria

The South Africa-based Zakzaky Foundation has issued a strongly worded statement condemning the recent brutalities perpetuated by government against members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria during Ashura mourning rituals. In the statement dated 2nd September 2020 signed by Rosheni Khaled,the Foundations Secretary-General, the Foundation noted that the “Saudi backed Buhari regime have intensified its several abuses and human rights violations upon the Islamic Movement in Nigeria this Muharram.” these attacks have intensified. The Foundation therefore called on the International community to hold the rogue Buhari regime accountable for the…

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Another Victim Of Last Weekend’s Police Shooting Dies In Kaduna

The death has just occurred this evening of yet another Victim of Police brutality of last Sunday in Kaduna during the Ashura mourning procession, Muhammad Sani. Until his demise, he was one of the dozens of victims of Police brutality who sustained and was nursing injuries in Kaduna. Muhammad Sani was shot at the chest and the thigh and was admitted in a hospital before he lost the battle to maintain his earthly life and attain victory through martyrdom.

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80-Year-Old Holds Free Zakzaky Poster Around Buhari’s Daura Streets As He Joins Procession

This year’s Ashura procession in Daura, the hometown of President Buhari, was uniquely enlightened with the participation of elderly men, including an 80-year-old Malam Sani Liman Dattijo, who held high a free-Zakzaky poster as they traversed the nook and crannies of the town. Malam Sani, who identified himself as a member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and a very strong supporter of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, said he decided to join the procession to add his voice to the Free Zakzaky campaign. He said that Buhari is only oppressing Sheikh…

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