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Special Report: Should the stones become bullets?

•Managing conflicts between Nigeria and its Shi’ites Editor's note: This month’s Nextier SPD Monthly examines the violent clashes between the Nigerian state and the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi’ites. Based on observation and desk research, it traces the origin, history and causes  the current conflicts, especially the

Shiites speaks on plot to cause mayhem during Malud

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites has dismissed allegations by an Islamic Organization that it plans to use the annual Maulud processions to cause mayhem as "mischievous, unfounded and out of touch with reality." The organization on its official Facebook page last week claimed that it has

We have no plans to relocate to Potiskum — Shiites 

•Flays Yobe state Commissioner of Police •Says 30 IMN members killed in the town in 3yrs Senator Iroegbu  The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as the Shiites has said there was no plan to relocate it’s headquarters to Potiskum, Yobe State, North East Nigeria. The movement alleged that 30 members have been

IMN to FG: Sheikh Zakzaky deserves freedom not lavish feeding

Senator Iroegbu The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has told Federal Government that what the incarcerated Shiites leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky needs is freedom not a lavished feast. IMN had in a statement on Friday by its Spokesperson, Mr. Ibrahim Musa, expressed shock that Nigeria’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, has "fraudulently claimed"

group accuses AI of plotting to replace boko haram with another sect

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism, CATE, has accused the Amnesty International, AI, of plotting to replace the Boko Haram sect with another deadly terror group. CATE said AI’s penchant for distortion of facts was a deliberate attempt to create an enabling environment for the spawning of terrorism in West Africa. The

Court denies El-zakzaky, wife bail, to remain in DSS custody

The 65-year-old leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, (IMN) popularly known as Shiite Islamic sect, Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife have been denied bail by the Kaduna High Court. The Court sitting on Wednesday denied the bail application filed by counsel to the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria. The Presiding

Nigerian Army, Police killed 492 Shiites in four years — Falana

  •Urges NHRC to investigate killings   Jude Johnson and Kunle Sanni (PT) The Lagos based  lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, has alleged that the Nigerian Army and Police extra-judiciously killed over 492 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites in four years between 2014 and 2018. Falana