Washington Post Analyzes Buhari’s Campaigns Using Religious Repression

Why is Nigeria cracking down on peaceful religious protests? The Nigerian government appears to be taking a hard line on religious opposition — though not against the usual suspects. Even as the Boko Haram insurgencypersists in the north, peaceful demonstrations by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) sparked a recent round of state repression. In late October, protests in and around the capital left at least 45 IMN members dead and more than another 100 wounded after Nigerian security forces used automatic weapons to disperse the crowds. Government officials claim…

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Islamic Movt Condemns US Detention Of TV Journalist Sympathetic To Its Interest

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has in very clear terms condemned the arrest and detention of Marzieh Hashemi, a Press TV anchor person by FBI for no just reasons. In a statement signed by its Media Forum President, Malam Ibrahim Musa recently, the Movement said they find it appalling that Ms Marzieh, an American citizen would be arbitrarily arrested and maltreated in detention in the US without recourse to the rule of law. Malam Ibrahim Musa revealed that Ms Marzieh has very much assisted in the Free Zakzaky campaign especially…

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Sisters’ Forum Of The Islamic Movt Renew Call For Freedom For Sheikh Zakzaky

Members of the Sisters Forum of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) on Monday renewed their call on Federal Government to respect the court order by releasing the leader of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenatuddeen Ibraheem from detention detention. This was contained in a passionate address by one of the prominent members of the forum, Malama Jummai Korofi while addressing journalists in Kaduna to mark three years of the Zaria massacre during which over a thousand members of the Movement were brutally killed by the Army…

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Court Commences Hearing Next Week Tuesday On Sheikh Zakzaky’s Case In Kaduna

The Kaduna State High Court four, presided by Justice Gideon Kurada will on Tuesday next week 22nd January, 2019 commence hearing on the substantive suit brought against the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and three others by the Kaduna State government. The revered Sheikh and three others including his wife, Malama Zeenatudeen Ibraheem are standing trial for alleged aiding and abbeting of sundry offences including culpable homicide punishable by death. It will be recalled that the same Kaduna High Court had delivered a judgement in…

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Buhari Sends Army To Seal Daily Trust Over Editorial: “FG Is Running Out Of Excuses”

Armed Military Men Arrest Daily Trust Journalists in Maiduguri Armed military men have invaded Daily Trust regional office in Maiduguri, Borno State and arrested the Regional Editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter Ibrahim Sawab. They also invaded and sealed the Abuja headquarters of the Newspaper. This latest authoritarian and dictatorial action may be connected with the lead story of Daily Trust on Sunday on military operation in the North East. We hereby rerun the story: Reports last week that Boko Haram’s Islamic State in West Africa Province [ISWAP] faction had…

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Sheikh Zakzaky Challenges Nigerian Govt To A Contest On A Fair Level Playing Ground

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has again thrown a huge challenge to the government and their security agencies to drop guns and come to a fair level playing ground of use of sanity and intellect. He said “our own weapons are sanity and the intellect while yours are madness and use of brute Force and the gun.” According to Sheikh Zakzaky, “let us come to the same playing ground of sanity and use of intellect, where “they write, we write, they talk we talk, and we allow…

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Femi Falana Urges Army To Stop Attack An Amnesty International

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has asked the Nigerian Army to end “attack, harassment and intimidation of Amnesty International (AI) and focus instead on addressing the several allegations of serious human rights violations and abuses by the Army.” The Army had on Tuesday said it would make a case for the closure of Amnesty International offices in Nigeria, alleging the human rights group “is working hard to destabilise the country.” Falana, in a statement in Lagos yesterday, said: “The Nigerian military has also been indicted by the Economic…

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Eight Incontrovertible Facts The NY Times’ Video Evidence Showed The World

Eight incontrovertible facts were exposed by the 8 minutes video investigation and evidence produced by the New York Times on the Nigerian army’s killing of peaceful Shiite protesters in the outskirts of Abuja, the national capital, at the end of October. Let us examine them: 1. The Shiites were on a religious march that is done at such time of the year in all the Shiite communities worldwide. New York Times indeed acknowledged this much. It was a religious march that didn’t have to be attacked. 2. The procession did…

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Islamic Movement Makes A Case At US Commission On International Religious Freedom

Yesterday, Monday 17th December 2018, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria made its case for religious freedom during a panel discussion between religious and civil society leaders on opportunities and challenges for Religious Freedom in Nigeria hosted by the United States Commission on International Freedom (USCIRF) in Washington D.C. A report on the 3 years of brutal persecution of the members of the Islamic Movement by the Nigerian government, prepared by the Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee, was presented at the discussion panel. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom is an independent,…

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Visual Investigation: How Elite Nigerian Soldiers Turned A Religious March Into A Massacre

Nigeria Says Soldiers Who Killed Marchers Were Provoked. However, investigations using video evidence shows otherwise. Watch the video here: https://vp.nyt.com/video/2018/11/03/78565_1_25-abuja_wg_720p.mp4 By New York Times

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