A Nigerian group, Socialist Workers and Youth League, is demanding justice for Nigerian journalist Alexander Ogbu, who was allegedly killed by police operatives during his coverage of Shi’ite protests in Abuja on Tuesday.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a separatist movement rooted in Eastern Nigeria, has urged the United Nations to intervene in the cases of the Shiites leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and the Convener of #Revolution now#, Omoyele Sowore, saying they are prisoners of conscience.
The bloody Islamic festival, Ashura, has allegedly claimed the lives of 15 Shi’ites, the defiant Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) said they were killed across the country by the Police while observing the Ashura procession.
Government forces in Nigeria have attacked mourners marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH) on Ashura, killing at least three people and injuring many others.
Despite a worrisome security alert by the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria’s secret police on Monday that some undisclosed elements were bent on destabilising the troubled country, the defiant members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), the Shi’ites, said they will be embarking on a peaceful protest across some major cities to mark the Ashura Islamic rites.
The obviously defiant Shi’ites have taken on the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, urging the government to look elsewhere in search of its plural challenges and leave them alone.
Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, is back from an aborted medical treatment in India with his wife and in the custody of the Department State Services (DSS), Nigeria’s secret police.
The government of Nigeria under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari might have okayed the foreign medical trip of the detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), SheikhIbrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife following intense backstage pressure from a group of Muslim medical doctors.
The Federal High Court, on Thursday, granted leave to the Department of State Security Service (DSS), to detain the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Mr Omoyele Sowore, for 45 days.
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), on Friday, asked the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to vacate the exparte order it made on July 26 proscribing its activities in the country.