Lekki, Zaria Massacre, The Nigerian Army and Public Confidence

Nigerians have remained not only perplexed, but also in a state of confusion since the Nigerian Army announced recently that it did not kill protesters at Lekki, an issue that has clearly drawn a line between two camps in the country. There is clearly the camp of the Muhammadu Buhari and his supporters on the one hand, and the camp of the supporters and protectors of the protesters on the other hand. It has also come to public knowledge that there is an ingoing independent investigation that has indicted the…

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“I’m Not Afraid of ICC” – Gen Buratai Dares World Court

“Do not be afraid of ICC war crime charges,” the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff. Lt Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai was quoted as telling Nigerian soldiers in an apparent response to comments credited to the ICC Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. The ICC Prosecutor had on Thursday said her office is paying a close eye on developments in Nigeria, following the attacks on #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, which has drawn international condemnation. “My office has been closely following the events around the current protests in Nigeria and the reaction of Nigeria’s…

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Zaria Genocide Memorial: It is Four Years Of Continuing Brutality And More Heinous Crimes By The Buhari Regime

The days between 12-14th December 2019 marks the fourth anniversary of the Zaria Massacre. On days like those Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and thousands of his followers faced the most brutal crackdown ever, spearheaded by the Nigerian Army, at the behest of the Buhari-led Nigerian regime and its foreign backers. In those forty-eight hours of that eventful weekend, over a thousand unarmed Nigerian citizens were extrajudicially gunned down in cold blood and many hundred others were arrested. It was in those two cruel…

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Amnesty Says It Has Evidence Nigerian Govt Shot, Killed Shi’ites Using Automatic Firearms

International human rights organisation, Amnesty International, says it has evidence the Nigerian Government used automatic firearms on unarmed protesters leading to at least 39 deaths. AI in a series of tweets on Tuesday the organisation, said the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to investigate the Zaria and Abuja massacre of Shiites from 2015 – 2018, continues to fuel gross human rights violations of the Islamic sect. It reads, “Amnesty International has evidence that Nigerian military used automatic firearms during IMN protests a year ago in which at least…

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Featured Martyr Extraordinary: Faruq Abdullahi

Name: Martyr Faruq Abdullahi Qualifications: M.Sc in Economic Psychology and versed in Islamic Jurisprudence. Age:43 Profession: A Clasroom Teacher at High School. Comment: Faruq was assassinated on 12/12/2015 at Gyallesu,Zaria, residence of Sheikh Zakzaky by Nigerian Army and dumped in mass grave as odered by Buhari, El-Rufai and Buratai.

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Staggering Statistics Of Nigerians Violently Killed During Buhari’s Tenure Has Started To Raise Concerns

The staggering numbers of Nigerian citizens that have fallen victims to avoidable violent deaths for no just cause during the continued tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari is only now dawning on people, as groups and communities are increasingly voicing out their concerns.A conglomeration of civil societies and activists came under the auspices of Nigeria Mourns from last year, on May 28, to mark a day by that name, as a way of mourning the country’s mounting numbers of victims of violent deaths since the beginning of the present administration of…

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UN Declares Aug. 22 International Day Of Victims Of Religious Violence

The UN General Assembly on Tuesday, declared Aug.22, as International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. This followed the adoption of draft Resolution A/73/L85 tabled by Poland with support from several other countries, ironically including Nigeria, which has been killing members of the Islamic Movement based on their faith. Over a thousand members of the Islamic Movement were killed by state agents within one weekend in December 2015 based on their faith and dumped them in mass grave. Several scores have further been…

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Buhari govt, Army, Police, killing Its Citizens – US Govt

The United States has accused the Federal Government of Nigeria of murdering citizens. US said the current administration and its agents were committing arbitrary and unlawful killings. This was contained in a recent report entitled, “2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” published on the Department of State website. It said: “The national police, army, and other security services used lethal and excessive force to disperse protesters and apprehend criminals and suspects and committed other extrajudicial killings. Authorities generally did not hold police, military, or other security force personnel accountable…

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NHRC Replies Falana On Illegal Killing Of 492 Shiites: “Your Complaint Is Receiving Attention”

The National Human Rights Commission has written a reply to Barrister Femi Falana, SAN on his letter of request for the investigation of the illegal killing of at least 492 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria by the Nigerian Army and Police between 2014 and 2018, stating that the complaint is receiving attention. You will be informed of the outcome of our investigation on the matter in due course. The reply referenced C/2017/075/HQ, dated 7th November 2018 and signed by Valerie .U. Duruh of the Civil and Political Rights Department…

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Nigerian Army Warns, Expect More Deaths Because We Don’t Have Rubber Bullets

The Spokesman of Defence Headquarters, DHQ, John Agim, has issued a threat that Nigerians should expect more brutal killings of unarmed civilians, especially members of the Islamic Movement, because they would use live ammunition against them as they don’t have rubber bullets. The Defence Spokesperson, Brigadier General John Agim made these threats when he was speaking at the Osasu Show television program, characterized by lies, threats and more lies. The army spokesman lied that only three members of the Islamic Movement were killed, when the army used brute force to…

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