Islamic Movement Flays Yobe Police Commissioner Over Malicious Statement

The media early in the week reported the Yobe state Comissioner of Police alleging that the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, popularly called Shi’ites, plan to relocate its national headquarters to Potiskum in Yobe state. Sequel to this development the Islamic Movement has decried the statements accredited to him, describing it as outrageous lies. This is contained in a press statement issued by the President Media Forum of the Movement, Ibrahim Musa on Tuesday 13th November, 2018. Below is the press statement in full: *RE: Shi’ites Plan Moving National Headquarters To…

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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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Fallout Of Army Brutal Attacks On Mourners, 300 Others Charged To Court In Abuja

Almost three hundred people arrested during the Arbaeen mourning procession in Abuja over the three days during which the Nigerian Army brutally attacked the mourners were charged to courts. The lucky survivors, including women and young boys, that only got arrested were variously charged to Magistrate courts in Abuja for alleged sundry charges including public disturbances and others. On Thursday, a hundred and twenty-eight of them were grouped into five groups and arraigned as follows: 8 were taken to Court Nine, 35 each were taken to Courts Eleven and fifteen,…

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We refute any mischief by the Nigeria Police to link us with terrorism – Islamic Movt

Islamic Movement in Nigeria has strongly refuted the allegations of terrorism leveled against it by the Nigerian Police Force, following spates of brutal attacks by the Nigerian Army on its members that resulted in the death of over 20 over three days. It said it was a quick response from the Nigerian authorities to confuse the public by calling the victims of state terrorism as the assailants. Read the full report: Sequel to the recent brutal clampdown on members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria by a joint security force…

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Aftermath Of Successful Abuja Ashura Procession, Authorities Continue To Make Arrests

Reports reaching us from Abuja indicate that security agencies have resorted to mass arrests of mourners who were returning from the peaceful procession. They are making their frustration to bear, having woefully failed to prevent the procession in Abuja. Ashura procession was successfully and peacefully done despite the government’s doomsday prophesy, should members of the Islamic Movement be allowed to hold the mourning occasion particularly in Abuja. Having woefully failed to stop it through propaganda, threats and intimidation, they are venting their anger on members of the Movement through mass…

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IGP Displays Dyslexic Characteristics As He Fumbles Reading His Prepared Speech

Dyslexia is a specific type of disability described by doctors characterized by having trouble in reading accurately and fluently. Ever since the Inspector General of Police (IGP) exhibited features of dyslexia in a video clip that has gone viral in Nigeria, people have been making jest of him on the social media. But then what other features of this mental disorder has the IGP exhibited before now? We take a look: The IGP, like most dyslexics, has exhibited many of the following traits and behaviors. These characteristics vary from day-to-day…

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Gov El-Rufai Of Kaduna State Meets With Federal Security Chiefs; What’s Cooking?

Just as the Nigerian security forces (DSS, army and police in particular), the Federal and Kaduna state governments battle to cover their tracks in their respective ignominious roles in the Saudi-sponsored horrendous Zaria massacre, Kaduna state governor, Nasiru El-rufai yesterday met with some security chiefs. It was not yet clear what was on the agenda, but these type of meetings had followed the December 2015 massacre and it was centered on how to cover up their wicked atrocities and indeed perpetuate same. Then the blood of the innocent souls they…

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National Disgrace: Police Forcibly Deprive Thousands Of Rights But Couldn’t Stop Handful Thugs Stealing Mace

What a week in Nigeria! In one swoop, we saw the Nigerian security apparatus demonstrating to all to see that their strength is only against the weak, unarmed citizens demanding that the government obeys its own laws, while the same security apparatus couldn’t help stop a handful of thugs storming the National Assembly to “steal” the mace, their symbol of authority. The security were there in their multitudes, battle ready to stop thousands of unarmed civilians delivering a petition to the same lawmakers, but were nowhere close to stop less…

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Aborisade, Danfulani’s CEDRA Condemn Harassment Of Shiites, Call For Zakzaky, Wife’s Release

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST and city lawyer, Femi Aborisade and an NGO, CEDRA have denounced the suppression of protesters on the heel of clampdown on the Shittes Community’s protest. Aborisade made his view known in a press statement he made available to newsmen. He stated that he “Unequivocally condemn the vicious repression of members of the Shittes by security agents on 16th April 2018, which reportedly led to alleged killings of some of the peaceful protesters and fatal injuries sustained by numerous other protesters. “Repression of peaceful protesters is unimaginable under…

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Human Rights Lawyer, Aborishade Lambastes Buhari Over Continued Detention Of Zakzaky, Clampdown On Peaceful Protests

Barrister Femi Aborisade, human rights lawyer, has condemned the continued detention of Shiites Leader, Zakzaky and his wife as well as the recent clampdown on the sect, saying the development shows that President Muhammadu Buhari lacks the capacity to rule Nigeria. Security agents had on April 16, 2018 clamped down on the members of Shiites, which reportedly led to alleged killings of some of the peaceful protesters and fatal injuries sustained by numerous other protesters. The lawyer said that repression of peaceful protesters is unimaginable under a supposed civil rule.…

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