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Shi’ites protest at US embassy in Abuja, claim America is supporting terrorism in Nigeria

8 March 2019 Followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the predominantly Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), protested in front of the United States embassy in Abuja yesterday, claiming that the US was “promoting terrorism” in Nigeria by backing the Nigerian government’s brutality against Shia Muslims. Followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky staged a protest to @USEmbassyAbuja condemning the …

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Nasty Nasir El-Rufai takes official lawlessness in Nigeria to the “Next Level”

7 February 2019 Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has claimed the “Next Level” as an election campaign slogan.  However, little did many Nigerians know that this meant the “next level” of violence to the APC governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai. On Tuesday, he said on national television, in response to calls from some quarters for foreign …

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President Buhari is frankly a disappointment – Congressman Chris Smith

14 December 2018 Rep. Chris Smith (Republican-New Jersey’s 4th District), Chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organisations, spoke yesterday  a Subcommittee hearing he chaired on “Nigeria At a Crossroads: The Upcoming Election”. Watch his remarks below: Excerpts from his remarks are reproduced below: “Nigeria today is clearly …

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Nigeria: End impunity for killings of Shia

12 December 2018 Halt crackdown on protests Nigerian authorities have failed to ensure justice for the killings of hundreds of members of the Shia Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) since 2015, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing a video of security forces’ violent crackdowns against members of the IMN. On December 12, 2015, the Nigeria army used disproportionate force against the group’s street …

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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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