January 2017

Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and Nigerian dictator Buhari

Nigeria is witnessing that ugly metamorphosis in their incumbent president. Muhammadu Buhari is asserting himself, though, as an unreconstructed tyrant. An older version of the military dictator he used to be.

Since his return to power, Buhari has made a duty of going to United Nations General Assembly and openly express support for the independence quests of the peoples of Western Sahara and Palestine, he casts the disaffected Nigerians interrogating the British bequest called Nigeria as rebels craving for war: He calls them malcontents worthy of extermination. 

ZARIA MASSACRE, BUHARI AND MATTERS ARISING

By Muhammad Ndanusa

The unconscious president of Nigeria, whose true health status is been concealed, failed to utter a word either in condemnation of or sympathize with the families of the over 1,000 victims of the historic Zaria Massacre.

Zaria Massacre which occurred in December 2015 would continue to be a national disaster, and a topic of discussion in the history of our dear country. Some persons would be subjects of lamentation and curse, while the names of victims of the massacre would be celebrated.

JUST IN: Security Operatives Arrest 20 Students of ABU, Zaria Belonging to IMN

Security operatives of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in conjunction with external securities arrested 20 students of the University belonging to Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.

They were arrested while conducting du'a Kumayl, a weekly du'a as usual.

The reason of the arrest is still unknown.

Details later.

OPEN LETTER TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY , FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

The Senate President, National Assembly Complex , Three Arms Zone,
Abuja.

Dear Sir,

OUR MESSAGE

We are the Members of the Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Shaikh Ibraheem Yaqub Zakzaky (H). We wish to remind you about the brutal crack down of Muslims in Zaria by the Nigerain Army.

Today, we are commemorating the one year of the genocide that took place in Zaria between 12th to 14th December 2015 which led to the death of over 1000 of our brothers and sisters.

EU Condemns continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky

The EU Heads of Mission note that the decision by a Federal High Court in Abuja ordering Mr. Ibrahim El-Zakzaky’s immediate release from custody by the State Security Service has not been enforced.
The EU underlines the universality of fundamental human rights, which includes the right to a fair trial and freedom from arbitrary detention. We find it worrying that Mr. Zakzaky has been detained for more than a year without having been brought to Justice.

Groups present human rights award to Sheikh Zakzaky, others

An Anti-Human Right Violation organization, Centrum Initiative for Development and Fundamental Rights Advocacy (CEDRA), in conjunction with Advocate Movement of Nigeria, a student group at the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus, UNEC have presented human right advocacy awards to Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose, Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, El-Zakzaky, traditional ruler of Okwe Kingdom, HRH Igwe, Dr Emmanuel O Ugwu and others for their doggedness in defending rights of citizens in Nigeria in the face of oppression.

Detention of Sheikh Zakzaky, Security and Public Interest or Assassination Attempt?

All conscious and right thinking human being could simply judge the atrocities of Nigerian Army in Zaria massacre of December 2015 as a planned mission by the President Buhari’s administration to crush peaceful Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the guardianship of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky as directed by western imperialist precisely United State. The time has come which Nigerian Government should stop deceiving herself as the perpetrators of these heinous acts against its own citizens and stop naming it Army/Shi’ite clash.

Peaceful Free Sheikh Zakzaky protest Continues in Gombe Nigeria

Peaceful Free Sheikh Zakzaky protest Continues in Gombe Nigeria today 21-01-2017 By Brothers and sisters of the Islamic movement in Nigeria under leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the protesters demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky
Below are some pictures taken during the protest.

PRESS STATEMENT

Flip-flops of the Presidency on contempt of court regarding Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky

After months of rigmarole and denials that the Presidency knew next to nothing about the illegal detention of our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife, reports in some of the mainstream media, quoting sources in the Presidency, has finally let the cat out of the bag.

NASFAT Imam urges FG to release El-Zakzaky

By Abbas Jimoh
The Chief Imam and Abuja Branch Missioner of the Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) Alhaji Sharafudeen Abdulsalam Aliagan has urged the Federal Government to immediately release the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as the Shiite sect Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife in the interest of peace and justice.

Pictures of Free Sheikh Zakzaky peaceful protest across Nigeria

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have staged a fresh peaceful protest in some cities across the country to demand for the immediate and unconditional release of the leader of the Movement Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H). Here are some of the pictures of the protest in Kano, Katsina, Zaria and Sokoto.

Solidarity for Sheikh Zakzaky and Oppressed people of Bahrain in UN office Tehran

International students staged protest in United Nation office in Tehran capital city of Islamic Republic of Iran, demanding UN to intervene and ordered Nigerian government to release Sheikh Zakzaky as ordered by high Court judge, Justice Kolawole more 47 days ago.

Below is the letter by the students:

The President,
Federal Republic of Nigeria

RELEASE OUR LEADER UNCONDITIONALLY!

Below is the press statement delivered by Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, head of the Shuhadah (Martyrs) Foundation, Islamic Movement in Nigeria, today at 1st Forty hotel, No. 38, Aminu Kano crescent, Wuse II, Abuja, stating the reaction of IMN on the continued detention of our leader Sheikh Zakzaky, even when a Federal High court has set him free.

PRESS CONFERENCE 

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press,

Members of Islamic movement staged peaceful Free Zakzaky protest today at Abuja

Members of Islamic movement staged a peaceful protest today at Abuja, to show their dissatisfaction on how the Nigerian government is still holding Sheikh Zakzaky is detention, despite the Court order that gives the government 45 days to release the Sheikh and compensate him, which elapsed yesterday.
Below is the press release signed by Academic Forum:

45 Days Gone: Why democratic government Disregards the Laws of the Land?

Youths Staged Free Sheikh Zakzaky Protest in Bauchi

Youths  of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, in Bauchi staged a protest to demand the unconditional release of their leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky who has been held in illegal detention for more than one year.

Protesters call for Nigerian Government, DSS to obey the Court order and Freed Shaikh Zakzaky and his wife.

 

PRESS RELEASE - Nigeria: International community must intervene to secure release of Islamic Movement leader

IHRC has organised a vigil outside the Nigerian High Commission in London on Tuesday 17 January at 9-10.30pm
IHRC urges the Nigerian government to obey a court order and release the detained leader of Nigeria's Islamic Movement immediately.

Nigeria's High Court made the order to release Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenah on 2 December 2016 and stipulated a time-frame of 45 days for implementation.

Amnesty urges Nigeria to comply with court order to release Sheik Zakzaky

The Nigerian authorities must immediately comply with a High Court order and release the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife from detention, the Amnesty International has said.
Sheikh Zakzaky, and his wife Malama Zeenah Ibraheem, have been in detention without charge for more than a year following a clash between his supporters and the Nigerian military in which soldiers slaughtered hundreds of men, women and children. The authorities claim he is being held in “protective custody”.

Press Statement:

Fresh plots to foil the release of Sheikh Zakzaky uncovered

As the countdown to the 45 days period given by the Federal High Court Abuja to government, within which to release of our revered leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky draws near, fresh devious plots have been uncovered aimed at scuttling the attempts to set the Sheikh free.

Victim of Ashura Arrests Granted Bail by a Court in kaduna

Court 6 in Kaduna has granted bail to Sister Salamatu, today the 12th of Januuary 2017.  Salamatu was arrested three months ago during Ashura procession in Kaduna among many others who are still in prison. She spent 95 days in kaduna Prison since the day she was arrested by the Police along her way home after Ashura gathering. 

After hearing from the Government Lawyer, the court has adjourned to 24th of Jan 201, before passing judgement on Salamatu and her colleagues. Still in Prison by the Order of Kaduna State Government of Nasir Elrufa'i are minors and people who are ill.

A LETTER FROM PRISON

My name is Batoul Sa’ad, I am 17 years old. I hail from the ancient city of Kano in northern Nigeria. I just finished my secondary school, seeking to get admission at Bayero University, Kano.
At my tender age, my heart and mind know nothing but peace. I look forward to a happy life, chilling with my friends and family. I enjoy seeing other people laugh, so I do my best to cheer everybody up. I have a dream of living a peaceful and harmonious life.

Rafsanjani: 59 years of companionship

The following is the full text of the message delivered on January 8, 2017 by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, on the demise of Ayatollah Rafsanjani.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

“To God We belong, and to Him is our return” [The Holy Quran, 2: 156]

PRESS RELEASE: Nigeria – IMN leader must be freed as ordered by Abuja court

The deadline for freeing Sheikh Zakzaky is 15 January 2017
IHRC has written to the President of Nigeria as well as the country’s State Security Services urging them to not miss this opportunity to resolve the current crisis involving Mu’allim Ibrahim Zakzaky, Head of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria
In December 2015 Sheikh Zakzaky’s house was demolished and he was injured and arrested. He has been held since then without any charges or a trial.

Iran to Mourn Ayatollah Rafsanjani's Death for Three Days

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani was rushed to the Tajreesh Martyres Hospital in Northern Tehran after experiencing a heart failure Sunday afternoon.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attended the hospital where Ayatollah Rafsanjani was hospitalized, undergoing treatment.

Funeral procession for the late Expediency Council Chairman, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, will be held on Tuesday morning, the Expediency Council's Public Relations Office reported.

Fresh Free Sheikh Zakzaky protest held in Zaria Nigeria

Peaceful Free Sheikh Zakzaky protest held in Zaria Nigeria today Sunday 08-01-2017 By Brothers and sisters of the Islamic movement in Nigeria under leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the protesters demanding the immediate and unconditional release of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. Below are some pictures taken during the protest.

Individuals Who Waver on the Path of Religion and the Revolution Should Be Avoided

Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, met Monday morning with a number of scientific medal-winning students of Sharif University of Technology. The medals – that were won by those outstanding students in domestic and international competitions – were presented to His Eminence as a gift.

We Reject Federal Government’s Moves to Disobey The Court Order Seeking to Free Sheikh Zakzaky

Reacting to a BBC Hausa service interview with Head of our Media Forum, the Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, yesterday 02/01/17 spell out moves by the Federal government that point to the Federal Government’s desire to circumvent the ruling by the Federal High Court Abuja that ordered the release of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky within forty-five days of the judgement. He stated that some people have appealed against the judgement without mentioning who.

Prominent Cleric: Sheikh Zakzaky, ambassador of peace in Nigeria

Grand Ayatollah Sheikh Abbas Ka’abi, representative of Khouzestan Province in the Assembly of Experts met with a group of Shia scholars from Nigeria denouncing heinous acts by Wahhabi groups due to their hostility and ignorance, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
He said,” Wahhabi crime committed against Sheikh Zakzaki and a group of Shia mourners in Zaria was merely a conspiracy” and vowed that the deviate anti-Shia group will be punished for its heinous act.

PRESS BRIEFING BY THE ABUL FADL FOUNDATION OF THE ISLAMIC MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA

1st Annual Conference in honour of our Martyrs and a review of the Aftermath of Zaria Massacre’ Gentlemen of the press: The incident of 12 December 2015, which is known as the Zaria massacre is a disaster to humanity, as well as a disaster to the federal republic of Nigeria. It was a daylight massacre committed by men of the Nigerian army, without any constitutional or legal justification. There is no iota of doubt that the incident of Zaria Massacre was engineered by some foreign mercenaries with the intention of suppressing the Islamic movement in Nigeria, led by Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

Stop Beating Around The Bush Mr President; Obey Court Order To Free Sheikh Zakzaky

In his New Year message to Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari, made an unusual call to those he termed the Shia community, whom he referred to as his “brothers and sisters.” We note the leap in his outlook of the IMN from his infamous “state within a state” gaffe in his maiden Presidential speech to “our brothers and sisters of the Shia Community” all within one year. This is a remarkable feat considering the snail speed his administration has come to be characterized with.

ON BUHARI'S NEW YEAR MESSAGE AND CALL TO "HIS SHIA BROTHERS AND SISTERS" TO EMBRACE PEACE

Zaria massacre was indeed a grand annihilation agenda targeted against members of Islamic movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky. It came out clearly as a Wahabi aided attempt to completely wipe out shias and by extension the love of Ahlul bayt (prophet's family) from Nigerian soil. But the plan failed woefully now and will fail again in the future to come. On the 12th, 13th and 14th December 2016, the world witnessed a barbaric act so these days remained sad days to all people of conscience! particularly IMN members.

Re:Buhari urges Shiites, Niger Delta militants to embrace peace

Re:Buhari urges Shiites, Niger Delta militants to embrace peace

A Nigerian news website "Premium Times" released the above news report in it's Saturday (31/12/2017) edition. An excerpt from the report stated:

"President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Shi’a Community and Niger Delta militants to embrace peace and always abide by the laws of the country.
The president said this in his New Year message to Nigerians issued in Abuja on Saturday."