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Four Shiite members arrested for attacking police, destroying property in Zaria

Four members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly called Shiites, have been arrested for attacking the police during a procession at Muchiya, Sabongari, Zaria, Kaduna State on Thursday. The Kaduna State Police Command Spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo confirmed the arrest in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. Sabo said

AI to Buhari: Account for 600 missing Shiites

Jude Johnson   The Amnesty International (AI)  has asked the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to give account of the 600 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria popularly acknowledged and known as Shiites Islamic Sect. AI Nigeria in a statement on Thursday by the Director, Ms. Osai Ojigho, said the whereabouts of

Bloodshed: FG should ban activities of IMN nationwide –  Human rights group 

•Threatens to drag AGF before ICC, UN Jude Johnson A human interest organisation, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), has expressed concern over the failure of the Federal Government to designate the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) (popularly known as Shiites) as a terrorist organization. The group was particularly worried that the government failed to

Kaduna government rejects freedom of 100 shi’ites by court

At least 100 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, who have been in detention since December 2015 have been discharged and acquitted by the Kaduna state High Court. At its sitting on Tuesday, Shiri Nyom, the trial judge, discharged and acquitted some members of the sect as a result

El-rufai’s soldiers shot 4 shiite mourners in Zaria- IMN

•Soldiers not part of  governor's convoy- Army   Godsgift Onyedinefu      The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has claimed  that soldiers attached to the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai shot four Shiites mourning their members who were killed in previous encounter with the security forces. But the  Nigerian Army has denied the allegations

Shiites deny plan to disturb peace in Kaduna

 Jude Johnson  The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites  has called on the public to disregard what it described as a fake news being spread in the social media, alleging that it intends to ‘attack’ Kaduna tomorrow, due to the arraignment of its Leader, Sheikh Zakzaky in a

Police arrests115 shiite protesters in Abuja

The FCT Police Command has taken 115 members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) into custody following Monday’s protests in Abuja. The Shiites took to the streets in Abuja on Monday morning to demand release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, whom the Nigerian government has kept in custody for over two

Nigeria: Boko Haram, herdsmen, military responsible for 1,300 civilian deaths in 2017- AI Report (attached)

•Boko Haram killed 411 civilians in 2017 • At least 340 people died in military detention •Inter-communal violence claimed 549 lives across 12 states •Human rights abuses peaked in Nigeria, globally Jude Johnson The Amnesty International (AI) has published its State of the World’s Human Rights report for 2017 to 2018, with revelations that