AFTERMATH OF PROSCRIPTION: IG ORDERS MANHUNT FOR LEADERS OF SHIITES

directs special team to dismantle Islamic Movement’s structures …blames group for killing DCP, corper •We’re aware –IMN spokesperson Adelani Adepegba and Jesusegun Alagbe The Islamic Movement in Nigeria may be in for a new ordeal as the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of all identified Shi’ite leaders across the country. He has also directed a team of special police to dismantle the structures of the IMN in the country immediately. Adamu, in a signal to the operatives dated August 30, 2019, said the force would not allow the…

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EL ZAKZAKY AND WIFE MOVED TO ABUJA

Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky has arrived Abuja. He was moved from Kaduna with his wife Zeenat, where they had been in protective custody. This is ahead of their trip to India for medical attention. According to TVC News, their passports and other travel documents are now ready. It was gathered that apart from security personnel who are to accompany the Sheikh, family members would also be on the trip. The latest development is believed to have followed federal government’s intervention to douse tension over…

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SHIITES: EL XAKZAKY WON’T JUMP BAIL AS EL RUFAI DID IN 2007

Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) yesterday replied Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai on the stringent conditions given its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, for seeking medical treatment abroad.The Shiites said their leader would not flee the country like El-Rufai did under the late President Umaru Yar’Adua administration in 2007 but would return to Nigeria after the treatment. According to the chairman of Free El-Zakzaky Campaign Organisation, Sheikh Abdurrahman Abubakar, the IMN leader is a bona fide citizen and therefore cannot abandon his fatherland to seek political asylum…

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SHIITES SUPPORT EL ZAKZAJY’S DAUGHTER, SET TO CONTINUE WITH PROTESTS

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has vowed to continue with protests after Suhaila Zakzaky, daughter of the group’s leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, called for continuation of protests on Thursday. Suhaila had disowned Ibrahim Musa who posed as IMN spokesman, saying he was only the chairman of the media forum, just like any forum in the Islamic movement. A statement on Friday by a top member of the IMN, Abdullahi Musa, for Academic Forum, Sisters’ Forum and Abul-Fadl, said other IMN members were not informed about the ban on protests. “First…

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POLICE SET TO RECRUIT 40,000 COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICERS AFTER OUTLAWING ACTIVITIES OF IMN NATIONWIDE

IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni meeting with Senior Police Officers at the Force HQ Abuja. The conference is in continuation of his management tradition to constantly engage strategic mangers across all commands in the Police. Photo: TWITTER/POLICENG 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…

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SHIITES PROSCRIPTION: THEY WILL BE TRATED LIKE TERRORISTS FROM NOW ON- IGP

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja  Following the proscription of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria by a Federal High Court in Abuja last Friday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of the members and their leaders nationwide. He stated that the Shi’ites “will be treated like terrorists and enemies of state,”  and prosecuted under the Terrorism Act, including anyone associating with them in any way that could advance their activities in the country. Speaking at the monthly conference with senior police officers in Abuja on Tuesday, the IG stated that “all…

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WE ARE SHIITES BUT NOT MEMBERS OF IMN, GROUP CRIES OUT

Gombe – Rasulul A’azam Foundation (RAAF), a Shiite group, has appealed to the Federal Government to protect its members against any backlash following the proscription and declaration of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as a terrorist group. The Federal Government on Friday obtained a court order to proscribe the Shiite organisation referred to as the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, following alleged acts of terrorism and illegality. Malam Saleh Sani-Zaria, Secretary General of the foundation,made the plea at a press briefing on Sunday in Gombe. He said the Rasulul A’zam…

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POLICE NOW HAVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE ANY ACTION AGAINST SHIITES SAYS PRESIDENCY

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Presidency says with the proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, security agencies now have the power to take “any necessary action” against the Shi’ite group as was done to the Indigenous People of Biafra led by Nnamdi Kanu. The Presidency subsequently asked the IMN group led by Ibraheem El-Zakzaky to obey the order of the Federal High Court by not coming out to protest anymore. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme…

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SHIITES REVEAL WHEN PROTESTS WILL STOP

A Nigerian Shiite group on Sunday condemned a court order that allows the government to ban it on “terrorism” grounds after a spate of deadly protests in the capital. At least six protesters, a trainee journalist and a senior police officer were killed on Monday when violence flared during a march by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria to demand the release of its leader Ibrahim Zakzaky. It was reported on Saturday that a court in Abuja had granted an order permitting the government to label the IMN’s activities “terrorism and…

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SHIITES NOT BANNED FROM PRACTISING THEIR RELIGION- PRESIDENCY

The Presidency has accused the of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites of attempting to change the narrative over its proscription to gain sympathy, saying that members of the group have not been banned for practising their religion. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), the presidency maintained that the proscription of the group has nothing to do with banning the larger numbers of peaceful and law-abiding Shiites in the country from practising their…

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