Tag: Shiite muslims

Shi’ite members petition IGP, film censors board over Nollywood movie “Fatal Arrogance”

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as ‘Shi’ite’, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the National Film and Video Censors Board over a movie titled ‘Fatal Arrogance’. In a statement on Thursday, the President, Media Forum of IMN, Ibrahim Musa, accused the Nigerian Army of sponsoring[Read More…]

Family Sources Say Sheikh Zakzaky Whereabouts Unclear, Not Sure If He’s Dead

In a recent phone conversation with the son of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, SaharaReporters learned that Mr. Zakzaky’s family has not spoken directly to him since his arrest on Sunday. This has raised concerns that the Nigerian military is acting unlawfully because[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Military Killed 1,000 Shiites Muslims In An Extra-Judicial “Massacre” Says Right’s Commission

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Activists say Nigeria’s military has killed hundreds of, perhaps as many as 1,000, Shiite Muslims in what the country’s top human rights protector is calling “a massacre.” Chidi Odinkalu of the Nigerian Human Rights Commission posted photos on social media showing a bulldozer tearing apart a[Read More…]

Just In: Shiite Muslims Claim Nigerian Military Killed At Least 500 Sect Members

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly known as Shiite, have claimed that at least 500 of their colleagues have allegedly been killed by soldiers. The group blamed the Army authorities for the loss of lives in Zaria, Kaduna State, north-west Nigeria and called on the international community and[Read More…]

Shiite Muslims Attempt To Assassinate Chief of Army Staff In Zaria Says Nigerian Army

There’s an ongoing clash in Zaria, Kaduna that has left at least seven persons dead in Zaria, following a clash between soldiers and members of a Shiite Muslim sect. According to the Nigerian Military, Shiite Muslims attempted to assassinate Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff. Shiites attempt to assassinate the Chief of[Read More…]

Femi Adesina: One Day, Death Shall Die

They both have the prefix El- before their names. Prominent Shi’ite leader, El-Zakzaky, and former FCT Minister, Nasir El-Rufai. But beyond the similarity in names, they both suffered similar calamities recently, and one’s heart goes out to them. El-Zakzaky had three sons felled in one day, right before his eyes,[Read More…]

Shiite Muslims: Nigerian Military Assures Of Ongoing Investigation Into Zaria Shooting

Authorities at the Nigerian Military say a preliminary investigation has been initiated to unravel the circumstances surrounding the encounter between soldiers and members of Shiite Islamic sect. It said an enquiry is subsequently ongoing at the Divisional level. Three of the leader of the group, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s sons,Mahmud, Ahmad, Hameed,[Read More…]

Government Probes Soldiers-Shiites Clash

Following the deadly fracas between members of the Shiite Islamic group in Zaria, Kaduna State and some soldiers on Friday, security agencies are investigating what could have led to the unfortunate incident. At a press conference on Saturday, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria known as the Shi’ites[Read More…]