• Shi ites: Court orders DSS to release EL-Zakzaky, family members within 45 days.

    Shi ites: Court orders DSS to release EL-Zakzaky, family members within 45 days.

    A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Services, DSS, to free leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, as well as members of his family.

    Zakzaky has been detained by the DSS since December 2015 when IMN members, also known as Shi’ites, clashed with Nigerian army in Zaria, Kaduna state.

    According to the DSS, the Shi’ia leader was being kept in their custody for his own protection.

    But the Shi’ites have continued protests, demanding […]

  • Shiites threaten to storm Abuja, urge El-Zakzaky’s release

    Shiites threaten to storm Abuja, urge El-Zakzaky’s release

    Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as Shiites, said on Monday that they would march on Abuja to protest the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, in the Department of State Service.

    They noted that following the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum given by the sect to the Federal Government within which to release El-Zakzaky, Shiites in millions would occupy the federal capital until their leader is released.

    The group spoke under the aegis of ‘Save Zakzaky’s […]

  • El-Zakzaky’s Release: Group Gives FG 1-week Ultimatum

    El-Zakzaky’s Release: Group Gives FG 1-week Ultimatum

    Again, group under the umbrella of Save Zakzaky’s life group of Nigeria has issued a one week ultimatum to the federal government to unconditionally release their leader Ibraheem El-Zakzaky from detention.

    The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh El-Zakzaky has been in DSS detention since December, 2015 following their clashes with the Nigerian Army.

    It would be recalled that the Save Zakzaky life group had earlier issued a 14 day ultimatum for the release of their leader or will […]

  • Shiites condemn maltreatment by security forces, demand El-Zakzaky’s release

    Shiites condemn maltreatment by security forces, demand El-Zakzaky’s release

    The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has decried maltreatment by security agents when their members converged in Abuja on Thursday to protest the continued detention of our Leader Shaikh Ibraheem Yaqoub Zakzaky.

    The group also known as the Shiites Islamic Sect, lamented that their leaders remained unjustifiably held without charges and access to appropriate medical care.

    However, the protest was said to have turned awry when security agencies used tear-gas to disperse the protesters who carried placards demanding for justice and release […]

  • Shiite members trek to Abuja, demand El-Zakzaky’s release

    Shiite members trek to Abuja, demand El-Zakzaky’s release

    The President of Media Forum, Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Musa Ibrahim, has accused security operatives of planning to attack youths trekking from Zaria to Abuja to demand the release of the group’s leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

    El-Zakzaky has been in detention for the past eight months.

    Ibrahim, in a statement on Saturday, alleged that the security operatives were planning to attack the youths, adding that some weapons would be claimed to have been found on them.

    According to him, the security agents were […]

  • Shiites protest in Kaduna, demand el-Zakzaky’s release

    Shiites protest in Kaduna, demand el-Zakzaky’s release

    Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as Shiites, on Wednesday in Kaduna, defied police order to protest the continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and other members.

    Children, between the ages of 10 and above with some adults, marched through Muhammadu Buhari Way in the Kaduna metropolis.

    They displayed posters of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and chanted continuously, “free our leader;” “please free El-Zakzaky,” “we want justice:” “He needs to go for medical treatment.”

    One of the protesters, Fauziya […]