Kaduna Court fixes Oct. 4 to rule on Zakzaky’s bail

A Kaduna High Court on Thursday fixed Oct 4 to rule on the bail application of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife Zinat. The Presiding Judge, Justice Gideon Kurada, adjourned the matter after counsel to the defendants; Mr. Maxwell Kyon moved the application for the bail of the first and second defendants. Kyon told reporters the prosecution had served the 3rd and 4th defendants,Yakubu Yahaya and Sanusi Abdulqadir, respectively, standing trial with the Shiites leader. Kyon said the Defense Counsel had filed…

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42 Shi’ites members arrested as police deploy officers in Kaduna metropolis

Uneasy calm still pervades Kaduna metropolis and its environs following Thursday’s clash between the police and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). In response to the incident, the Kaduna State Police Command said 42 Shiites are in custody in connection with the killing of an officer that day. Providing an update yesterday, Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Mr Austin Iwar, said his command had arrested 42 Shi’ites in connection with the killing of a police officer. Most of the traders, who hurriedly closed their shops during the fracas on…

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Absence of judge stalls El-Zakzaky’s trial

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The absence of Justice Gideon Kurada of a Kaduna High Court on Thursday stalled the arraignment of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, over alleged culpable homicide. The Kaduna State Government had brought an eight-count charge against the IMN leader and his wife. They are being charged for alleged conspiracy, abating culpable homicide and other related offences. Journalists were however stopped by the police from entering the court for the proceedings. However, Mr Zakzaky’s counsel, Femi Falana, informed the News Agency…

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Police shut major highways in Kaduna for El-Zakzaki’s arraignment

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Major highways leading to Kaduna High Court along Independence Way in Kaduna metropolis were on Thursday shut ahead of the arraignment of the detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria also known as Shi’ite, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. Journalists who trooped to the court to cover the case were also barred by heavily armed security men stationed at all strategic points leading to the court. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that motorists were denied access to Independence Way from Kabala West Roundabout up to Waff Road junction. Those coming…

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2 policemen, several others injured as Police, Shi’ites clash in Kaduna

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At least 2 Policemen and several members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) the Shi’ites were seriously injured in Kaduna yesterday. The Kaduna State police command was trying to prevent the Shiites from continuing their protest over the detention of their leader Sheik Ibraheem El-zakzaky when trouble ensured. The Shiites who were in their numbers took over the business district of Kaduna metropolis with placards bearing different inscriptions demanding the release of Sheikh El zakzaky. Business activities in the area was grounded to a halt as vehicles were stock…

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Protest: Police confirm arrest of another 60 Shiites in FCT

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The FCT Police Command has confirmed the arrest of 60 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in the territory during a violent protest on Monday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the group defied warning from the police and staged the violent protest to demand for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who had been in detention since 2016. The spokesman of the police in the FCT, Deputy Superintendent of Police Anjuguri Manzah confirmed the arrest to newsmen in an interview on Tuesday at the…

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#FreeZakzaky: Shiites, police clash in Abuja, ground federal secretariat

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Shiite youths protesting the continued detention of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, have grounded the Federal Secretariat complex, Abuja, as they took over the roads in the area. The protesting group seized the immediate vicinity of the Federal Secretariat complex, Abuja, a few metres from the National Assembly and the Presidential Villa. They chanted “Free El-Zakyzaky”. Reports also said heavily armed police team who began firing hot water on the protesting youths. In turn, the youths began throwing stones at the police. The police team ran away.…

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Protests: Other Islamic groups see us as rivals –Shi’ites

●Akintola: MURIC doesn’t okay violent actions ●Mum is the word –JNI   There seems to be no let up in the rivalry between some Islamic bodies in the country as the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) yesterday carpeted other bodies for keeping mute over its plight. While lamenting that many of the Islamic bodies in the country have refused to condemn the attacks on its members, the IMN said it is unfortunate that most of the other organisations see Shi’ites as rivals. The IMN disclosed this in Kaduna yesterday through…

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BREAKING: Again, Police attack protesting Shiites in Abuja

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Nigerian police fired teargas for a second day Tuesday at protesters demanding the release of Shiite leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been in jail without charge since December 2015. Scores of protesters were also arrested by armed police wearing bulletproof vests and gas masks during clashes in Abuja, the nation’s capital. “We’ve come under serious attack today,” said Deji Adeyanju of Concerned Nigerians, a civil society group involved in the demonstration. “The more they attack the more (we) come out,” Deji said. “We want to defy tyranny and a dictatorship.”…

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BREAKING: One killed as Police, Shiites clash in Abuja (UPDATED)

One person was reportedly killed after members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clashed with the police around the Unity Fountain in Abuja. The police have forcefully dispersed Shiites demanding the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, at the Unity Fountain, Abuja. Mr El-Zakzaky has been detained without trial for over two years. Meanwhile, peace has returned to the Abuja city centre.     According to videos shared on social media, the police fired teargas to disperse the protesters at the Unity Fountain, beside Transcorp hotel. #Freezakyzaky protesters come…

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