Armed security personnel cordon off federal secretariat over protest by Shiites
Heavily armed security personnel yesterday surrounded the federal secretariat and its environs over protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, who were demanding the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. The federal secretariat, which has been a beehive of activity for civil servants, became a ghost town as…
Shiites defy security concerns, observe mourning procession
Amid alerts from security operatives and numerous concerns on the social media, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (also known as Shiites) is proceeding with the yearly Shi’a religious mourning procession of Ashura today in major cities of the country.
Shiites allege fresh plot to kill El-Zakzaky
Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly called Shiites, have alleged fresh plot to kill its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky A leader of the group, Abdullahi Musa, disclosed this yesterday. He said: “We received information that the life of El- Zakzaky is in danger, because there are plans by the government to kill him, under the…
Kaduna arraigns El-Zakzaky for murder amid police, Shiites clash
The Kaduna State government yesterday arraigned leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, for murder, amid clash between his followers and policemen.The pandemonium that ensued forced workers and traders to flee their work places and business premises for safety.
Police, Shiites clash in Kaduna raises tension
There was pandemonium in Kaduna yesterday following a clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, and police during a protest against the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Two policemen and some Shiites were seriously injured during the clash in the heart of the metropolis. Members…
Shiites flay, distance selves from Boko Haram
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, has flayed and distanced itself from the activities of the Boko Haram sect, insisting that they share nothing in common.The group was refuting an insinuation by former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, that the movement had a linkage with the terrorist group.
IGP’s absence in court stalls hearing on Shiites’ proscription by government
The hearing in a suit filed by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, was yesterday stalled following the absence of one of the respondents, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), at the court sitting.
Buhari implementing war against Shiites, says movement
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of carrying out a religious war (jihad) against its members. The group members, during a courtesy visit to The Guardian office in Abuja after a protest in the central business area of the city, said it had plan to follow…
Police, Shiites clash over detained leader in Abuja
It was violence yesterday as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, clashed with the police in Abuja.A senior member of the group, Abdullahi Mohammed Musa, informed The Guardian on phone after the clash that one of their ‘brothers’, Rufai Abubakar...
Shiites urge Nigerians to join protest against tyranny, misrule
Members of Islamic Movement In Nigeria (IMN), Shiites have vowed to continue protest against the detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky...