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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Zaria Massacre: Survivor Narates Ordeal To BBC

Nigerian government massacred over 1000 of Shekih Zakzaky’s followers in Zaria in 2015. More than 150 were killed in 2018. More were killed in 2019. Hundreds have disappeared since Dec. 2015. Jummai Karofi has not seen her three children since a government crackdown on the Shia organisation she’s a part of; the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). Jummai talked to BBC. “Not knowing is worse than actually seeing the dead body of your own,” she said.

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Islamic Movement Condemns Provocative US Strike, Commiserates With Iranians, Iraqis

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has strongly condemned the provocative airstrike ordered by President Trump that led to the death of the Iranian top general and Guards Commander, Quaseem Soleimani and the Iraqi Commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. These were martyred following a drone strike specially ordered by president Trump, whose action has dangerously made the world on the edge of a very destructive war. For quite sometime now, President Trump has been looking for ways to drag the Iranian nation to a senseless war. Assassination of General Qaseem Soleimani is…

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Islamic Movt Wishes You Happy New Year 2020 🎉

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has sent a message of best wishes to the general public, especially friends and well-wishers, on the occasion of the New Year. In the message, it wished for freedom for its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and indeed all those who are being detained unjustifiably by the regime of tyrant general Buhari. It also hoped for justice for all victims of the Zaria genocide and all other victims of religious and political persecution across the country. The message partly reads, “May the year 2020 bring freedom,…

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Buhari’s Government, Not Sheikh Zakzaky Deserves Criminal Trial

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has reacted angrily at a statement credited to Nigeria’s Information Minister, Mr. Lai Mohammed in response to the inclusion of Nigeria in the US Watch List of countries that engage in or tolerate severe forms of violations of religious freedom. Mr. Lai was quoted as saying that the detained leader of the Islamic Movement is being held for criminal offences and not for religious reasons. But in a swift reaction to the Minister’s comments, the President of the Media Forum of the Islamic Movement, Malam…

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Breaking: Kaduna High Court Delays Judgement

The Kaduna State High Court has delayed the passing of judgement in the “no-case” submission entered by the defence lawyers in the case filed by the Kaduna State government against the last batch of members of the Islamic Movement being detained since December 2015 following the heinous attacks by the Nigerian Army in Zaria. Reason given for the delay is that the Judge has not completed the writing of her judgment and would therefore not sit today. The 100 members of the Islamic Movement, who had earlier been brought to…

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2015 Zaria massacre: Kaduna High Court Delivers Judgement Today

Today, Thursday, 19/12/19  the Kaduna State High Court will deliver judgement in the “no-case” submission entered by the defence lawyers in the case filed by the Kaduna State government against the last batch of members of the Islamic Movement being detained since December 2015 following the heinous attacks by the Nigerian Army in Zaria. This will conclude the four-year legal battle, in which the Kaduna state government sued over 200 members of the Islamic Movement after the heinous Zaria genocide perpetrated by the Nigerian Army in December 2015 that led…

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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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IMN Marks Anniversary Of Free Zakzaky Judgment With A Roundtable With CSOs, Activists

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria marked the first year anniversary of the landmark judgement of the Abuja Federal High Court that ruled as unconstitutional the continued detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and consequently ordered his release with a roundtable meeting with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Human Rights activists, Lawyers and selected Journalists in Abuja, which resulted in the very successful Sitout in the Heart of Abuja that lasted nearly 100 days before the government could no longer bear it. The roundtable, which was held on Saturday, 2nd December 2017, had…

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Islamic Movement Scores Twin Victories In Court Yet Again

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has again secured two favourable landmark judgements in Jos, the Plateau state capital within one week against various governmental agencies. In the latest judgement delivered today 13th November, the High Court in Jos ruled that the arrest and subsequent detention of two members of the Islamic Movement resident in Jos, Idris Muhammad and Awwal Hussein, by officers of the Nigerian Army contravenes their fundamental rights and the right to free association. The court awarded the duo the sum of one million Naira as general damages.…

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