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Nigerians again wage protest rally to call for Zakzaky’s release

18 November 2018 Nigerian Muslims have once again waged protest rally in the capital of Abuja to demand the release of top Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. Calling for justice for the 65-year-old cleric, who was beaten and arrested in 2015 along with his wife on trumped-up allegations, the protesters chanted slogans in support of Zakzaky on Saturday and insisting …

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Nigeria’s security forces must be held accountable for killing of at least 45 peaceful Shi’a protesters

2 November 2018 Strong evidence that soldiers used automatic firearms on Shi’a Muslims holding religious procession and protest At least 39 protesters killed, and 122 injured, in a single day Victims include men, women and children An investigation by Amnesty International shows that the horrific use of excessive force by soldiers and police led to the killing of at least …

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Nigeria’s deadly crackdown on Shias is on a “contract” with Saudi Arabia – IMN spokesman

2 November 2018 Ibrahim Musa, a spokesman for the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) said on Iran’s Press TV yesterday that Mohammed Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, gave Nigeria a “contract” to deal with the Shia-dominated movement. Saudi Arabia and its ruling family belong to the Sunni Islamic sect.  Musa was speaking as a guest on the Iranian state-owned …

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The Kaduna crisis – A bird’s eye view

31 October 2018 It must be noted that this crisis is not the first this year to engulf Kasuwan Magani. At least 12 persons, 1,000 houses and several cars were destroyed in a religious crisis that erupted on 26 February over the conversion of a Christian girl to Islam by her Muslim boyfriend. 65 persons were subsequently arrested and charged …

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UK House of Lords slams Nigerian govt inaction and labelling of escalating violence as “herdsmen/farmers” clashes

29 June 2018 In Nigerian official and media circles and even wider, the never-ending mass murder by Fulani herdsmen/militia has regularly been tagged “herdsmen and farmer clashes”.  Naijiant.com has long argued that this label muddies the waters and fails to show the clear divide between perpetrators and victims.  This theme was taken up yesterday in the House of Lords during …

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Kaduna High Court postpones Sheikh Zakzaky’s trial

23 June 2018 A high court in Nigeria’s central state of Kaduna has postponed the trial of Muslims Cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. The decision was made following a hearing held amid tight security.  Zakzaky has been charged with “criminal conspiracy and inciting public disturbance”. However, the soldiers that murdered hundreds of Zakzay’s followers during a raid of his compound in …

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Amnesty International sends a clear message to Nigerian govt: Threats won’t deter us from defending human rights

The Nigerian military is increasingly resorting to threats, intimidation and smears to discredit Amnesty International’s work documenting the human rights violations it has committed, Amnesty International said today. On 24 May 2018 the organization released a report, “They Betrayed Us”, which documented the prevalence of sexual violence against starving women and girls detained in satellite camps under the control of Nigerian …

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