NIGERIAN ISLAMIC GROUP ATTACKS MACRON OVER HANDLING OF NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION IN FRANCE

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has condemned French President, Emmanuel Macron over alleged reproduction of what it described as offensive cartoons of Prophet Muhammed by Charlie Hebdo, a French weekly satirical magazine. IMN said that Charlie Hebdo’s decision to reproduce the offensive cartoons has once again evoked strong reaction from Muslims worldwide. “The blasphemous caricatures hurt the sentiments of millions of Muslims across the world,” IMN, otherwise known as Shiites, said in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, and made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday. The…

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2 DIE, SCORES WOUNDED AS SHIITES POLICE CLASH IN KADUNA

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo A violent clash between Shiites of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky led Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and the police has claimed two in Kaduna on Sunday. Many other adherents of the fold sustained injuries, even as shops closed while city dwellers ran for safety along Jos Road and adjoining areas in the heart of Kaduna. The Police, when contacted, said they were still awaiting information on the development and would revert. A local, Abdul said, “gunshots rented the air around the popular Ahmadu Bello Way Sunday afternoon, apparently as…

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SHIITES PROTEST PARALYSES ABUJA AS THEY MARK THEIR ANNUAL ASHURA EVENT, SEE PIX

Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja Vehicular movements were paralysed on Friday in the nation’s capital following a procession by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). The procession started from the Zone 3 Custom Mosque and ended at the popular Wuse Market. The sect scheduled the peaceful procession as part of the activities to mark the Ashura procession, an annual spiritual event.. According to a statement issued by a top member of the IMN, Abdullahi Musa, the Ashura mourning procession is not a threat to peace. He said: “Al-Muharram, the first…

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ABBA KYARI APPROVED OUR PROSCRIPTION NOT BUHARI, SAYS SHIITES

Ade Adesomoju The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has faulted its proscription on the basis that it was not approved by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), as required by law. The group, popularly known as  Shiites, is led by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, The  IMN  said Justice Nkeonye Maha of the Federal High Court in Abuja, in issuing the proscription order on July 26, 2019,  relied on a memo by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, claiming to have conveyed the presidential approval for the proscription application…

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POLICE OPEN FIRE ON SHIITE PROTESTERS IN ABUJA, 3 INJURED

Armed policemen in Abuja have opened fire on protesting members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria popularly known as Shiite, injuring three of them in the process. The group had on Tuesday staged a protest in city to demand the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat. The policemen, who had laid ambush on the IMN members, fired live ammunition and teargas canisters to disperse the crowd.    As at the time of this report, there was pandemonium in the area as passersby were seen scampering for safety.…

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KADUNA GOVT HAS NO OF WITHDRAWING CHARGES AGAINST EL ZAKZAKY

The Attorney General of Kaduna State and Commissioner for Justice, Aisha Dikko said on Thursday the state had no intention to withdraw charges against the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, standing trial at the state high court. A statement issued by the attorney general on Thursday said both El Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, “are facing eight counts, bordering on culpable homicide, punishable by death.” Dikko recalled that the court had refused the accused persons bail after their arraignment in August, 2018. She said, “At…

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WHY NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT CANNOT ORDER RELEASE OF EL ZAKZAKY BY MALAMI

Nigeria’s attorney-general and minister of justice has explained why the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria was not released along with former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki and the publisher of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore. Abubakar Malami insisted that the Nigerian government is not holding El Zakzaky. He said he is facing trial in a suit brought against him by Kaduna State. A high court in the state has ordered his release but the government refused to obey the order. Instead, more charges were brought against him. The justice…

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EL ZAKZAKY’S FOLLOWERS ATTEND CHURCH SERVICE IN ZARIA, SEE PIX

Professor Isa Hassan-Mshelgaru, leader of the Shiite team with Vicar of the Church Rev. Isuwa Sa’idu Members of detained Ibrahim El-ZakZaky’s Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly called Shiites on Wednesday attended a Christmas Church service at Church of the Advent, Samaru, Zaria, bearing gifts. After the service, the leader of the team, Prof. Isa Hassan-Mshelgaru said they came to promote love, tolerance and understanding among Nigerians. “We came to celebrate the Christmas with fellow Christians here because we consider them as our brothers and we don’t have anything to…

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AGAIN POLICE DISPERSE SHIITE PROTESTERS WITH GUNFIRE IN ABUJA

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja Police in Abuja on Thursday dispersed a procession of Shi’ites commemorating the fourth anniversary of the detention of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky by the Department of State Services. The members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria were in a procession around the Berger Roundabout, Wuse, when a team of policemen fired live ammunition and tear gas, sparking panic and anxiety in the area as everyone scampered for safety. No one was injured. The IMN members have been protesting the continued detention of their leader who was taken…

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SHIITES PROTEST IN ABUJA, CLASH WITH POLICE SEE PICS

Police on Monday in Abuja fired teargas canisters to disperse protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. The protest, which started from Wuse Market was terminated at Berger bus-stop where Joint Task Force and anti-riot policemen descended on the protesters.  Passersby and traders were not spared in the melee as many of them were caught up and inhaled the fumes of the canisters. The Nigerian Government had proscribed the organisation through an order issued by a Federal High Court and declared the activities of the organisation as illegal.  Visit…

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