Posts Tagged ‘Shiites’

Court Orders Police To Pay N15m For Killing Shiite Members

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, slammed the sum of N15 million against the Nigerian police over the alleged killings of three members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). The IMN members were killed during the protests which turned violent in July 2019 in Abuja, the nation’s capital. in his judgment, Justice […]

Shiites tackle Regime, say Abba Kyari, not Buhari, approved their ban

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has faulted its proscription on the basis that it was not approved by Nigerian Ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, as required by law. The group, popularly known as  Shiites, is led by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, The  IMN  said Justice Nkeonye Maha of the Federal High Court in Abuja, in issuing the proscription […]

JUST IN: 87 Shiites freed in Kaduna

A Nigerian court on Friday freed 87 members of a pro-Iranian Shiite group accused of killing a soldier following clashes with troops more than four years ago, their lawyer said. The court in the northern city of Kaduna “discharged and acquitted” the members of the  Islamic Movement in Nigeria for lack of evidence linking them […]

Police, Shi’ites clash in Abuja again, one killed

A passerby was yesterday shot dead when policemen allegedly fired gunshots and canisters to disperse protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in Abuja. The victim, who was reportedly hit in the head around Berger Roundabout, Wuse, Abuja, died on the spot. Another person was also said to have sustained a gunshot injury in […]

Us – Iran Feud, What’s in it for Nigeria? – by Koko Nkanor

The world had just rounded up Christmas and New year festivities and were just settling into 2020 when news of the killing of the second in command, an Iranian military major General and commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Qassem Soleimaini. He was killed by an American drone in a targeted air strike […]

We’ll keep defeating you in court – Shiites mocks President Buhari

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has accused the Federal Government of resorting to delay tactics in the prosecution of the remaining cases involving its members including the one trying the leader of the organization’s leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.   It said the government was deliberately frustrating its legal team led by Femi Falana, SAN […]