• Happening Now: Shi’ites march to NASS, demand leaders release

    Happening Now: Shi’ites march to NASS, demand leaders release

    Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria popularly called Shi’ites are demonstrating in front of the National Assembly demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, on Thursday.

    Armed Riot Policemen have taken positions at strategic locations in front of the National

  • Shiites claim police used poisoned bullets and tear gas on them

    Shiites claim police used poisoned bullets and tear gas on them

    Members of the Islamic movement of Nigeria have accused the police of using poisoned bullets and tear gas against its people during the last Monday’s clash.

    Addressing a news conference today, leader of the movement in Kano Sheikh Sanusi Abdulkadir says doctor’s investigations confirmed that the bullet and tear gas used by the police are poisoned.

    On November 13, 2016, members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria clashed with operatives of the Nigeria Police attached to Kano command leading to the death […]

  • Shiites: Group flays double standard by US State Department, wants Trump’s action

    Shiites: Group flays double standard by US State Department, wants Trump’s action

    Nigerians in the diaspora have expressed the hope that US President-elect, Donald Trump, will help end terrorism in Africa even as they identified the Islamic Movement in Nigeria as a group that must be curtailed by the incoming American Government.

    The Nigerians based in the United States of America, who spoke through More Voices Against Terrorism, however, condemned a statement issued by the US State Department that criticised the Nigerian Police’s handling of the Shiites sectarian clashes with security agencies and […]

  • Kano Police Present Four Officers Wounded By Shiites

    Kano Police Present Four Officers Wounded By Shiites

    Police authorities in Kano state, have presented four officers allegedly wounded by the outlawed Shiite members, during their Arba’een procession.

    This comes nearly a week since the clash between mobile police officers in the state and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN).

    Presenting the officers to reporters at the command’s headquarters, Police Public Relations officer, DSP Magaji Majia, confirmed the recovery of some weapons from the Shiites on the day of the clash.

    “These are the four police officers wounded by […]

  • Shiites must respect authority – Governor Ganduje

    Shiites must respect authority – Governor Ganduje

    Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano State Governor, has said that Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Kano, popularly known as Shiites, have to recognise the authority of security officials by seeking their permission before they hold any gathering.

    Ganduje said this in an interview with newsmen on the sideline of the third Edition of the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award in Abuja on Friday night.

    The governor said that members of the Shiites sect could not keep breaking the law and tampering […]

  • Police Intercepts Truck Carrying Weapons And Supplies Allegedly Belonging To Shiites

    Police Intercepts Truck Carrying Weapons And Supplies Allegedly Belonging To Shiites

    Police have intercepted a truck in Kano carrying weapons and supplies allegedly belonging to members of the outlawed Islamic Movement of Nigeria popularly known as Shiites.

    Addressing a press conference on Friday, the spokesman for the Kano State Police Command, Mr Magaji Majia, said that the truck was coming from Potiskum in Yobe State and was said to be going to Zaria where the Shiites were marking the Arba’een ritual of the killing of Imam Hussain.

    “You can see the weapons made […]

  • Probe killings of Shi’ites, US tells FG

    Probe killings of Shi’ites, US tells FG

    According to reports, the United States government yesterday expressed deep concern over reports of deaths of dozens of Nigerians in clashes between individuals participating in a Shi’ite procession and the Nigerian Police Force in Kano State on November 14.

    The U.S. government said in a statement released by its Embassy in Abuja that while the matter was being investigated, it was “troubled by the apparent disproportionate response by the Police” during the clash.

    “This is the latest in a series of violent […]

  • End killing of Shiites now, HURIWA tells government

    End killing of Shiites now, HURIWA tells government

    A pro-democracy and non-governmental organisation (NGO), Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has asked the Federal Government to end without further delay the frequent attacks by security forces of members of the Shiites Islamic Movement in parts of Northern Nigeria.

    Besides, the Federal Government has been asked to investigate the allegation that Southern Kaduna indigenes are being killed by armed Fulani mercenaries to chase the survivors out of their ancestral land because of the recent findings of huge gold deposits […]

  • Probe Shi’ites, Southern Kaduna killings, Fayose tells ICC, calls for Zakzaky’s release

    Probe Shi’ites, Southern Kaduna killings, Fayose tells ICC, calls for Zakzaky’s release

    Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has called on the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International and other world bodies to investigate the murder of members of Shi’ite Muslim group in Zaria, Kaduna State and Kano State, as well as the ongoing killings in the Southern Kaduna.

    The governor described the detention of the leader of the Shi’ite sect, Ibrahim Zakzaky, and some of his members since December as inhuman, clear contravention of his fundamental human rights, and an affront on the 1999 […]

  • Security agents, Shiites clash in Kano, nine feared killed

    Security agents, Shiites clash in Kano, nine feared killed

    Nine persons were feared killed yesterday when security agents and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shi’ites clashed in Kano over the yearly procession of the group.

    Eight Shi’ite members and one policeman were killed while others from both sides suffered serious injuries.

    Confirming the clash, the state Police Commissioner, Rabi’u Yusuf, said: “At about 0800 hours, thousands of Shi’ite members obstructed motorists’ and other road users’ free access to Kano-Kaduna expressway between Kwanar Dawaki and Tamburawa […]

  • Shiites, youths clash again in Kaduna as Police vow to deal with lawlessness

    Shiites, youths clash again in Kaduna as Police vow to deal with lawlessness

    According to reports, the Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday warned that it would deal with those taking the law into their hands.

    The warning is contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman, in Kaduna

    The statement said the command observed that some members of the public had become lawless and acted in manners detrimental to law and order and in total disregard to rights of other citizens.

    The Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Lemu, said the […]