Islamic Movement of Nigeria
Shiites, police squabble over alleged killing of 12
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) yesterday accused the police of initiating violence against its members, alleging that 12 persons were killed during its yearly Ashura procession. The president of the group’s media forum, Ibrahim Musa, said the march was held in Abuja, Jos, Kebbi, Minna, Lafia, Yola, Gusau, Zaria, Kano, Jalingo, Damaturu, Hadejia, and Potiskum.
Buhari: Between a reformed democrat and general president
When the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, was arrested by agents of the Department of State Services (DSS), it was for his mobilising a critical mass of Nigerians across various platforms in readiness for protests against what he termed bad governance.
FG accuses El-Zakzaky of displaying ulterior motives, making unethical requests
The Federal Government has urged Nigerians to disregard the “foul cry” of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, that he was allegedly being denied immediate treatment at the behest of state authorities.
Nigerians have right to freedom of speech, says EU
The European Union (EU) ambassador to Nigeria, Ketil Karlsen, said yesterday that the organisation “stands firm on the principles of freedom of speech,” noting: “It is important in any democratic society for people to be able to participate.” The declaration followed the granting of a prayer by the Department of State Services (DSS)
Government to supervise El-Zakzaky’s travel for treatment abroad
The Kaduna State High Court yesterday granted the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, permission to travel to an Indian hospital for medical treatment.
Police ban IMN’s activities nationwide, recruit 40,000
The police high command yesterday outlawed processions and activities of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) nationwide. Communicating the position of the Federal Government in the wake of the sect’s proscription by the court at a press conference yesterday in Abuja, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, warned that any person associating in the group’s name henceforth would be treated as a terrorist and tried under the Terrorism Act.
FG outlawed criminality of IMN, not freedom of worship, Presidency explains
Presidency says the prescription of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has nothing to do with banning the larger numbers of peaceful and law-abiding Shi’ites in the country from practicing their religion.
Again, Shiites, police clash during protest
Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Monday clashed with officers of the Nigerian Police during a protest in Abuja. The group, also known as Shiites, began the protest at Nitel junction and marched towards the secretariat. The protest, however, turned violent as government vehicles owned by the emergency management agency were burnt by…
We will hold Buhari responsible if El-Zakzaky, wife die in detention, say Shiites
Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, have threatened to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible for the deteriorating health condition of their detained leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah. A statement by the IMN Spokesman, Malam Ibrahim Musa, yesterday, was on the heels of denial of the speculation…
IMN alleges fresh threat to Zakzaky’s life
The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites have raised alarm over what it described as a ‘secret plot to kill the leader of the group during the 2019 general elections and then put the blame on its members.’ In a press conference in Abuja, the Academic Forum of the IMN, represented by…