El-Zakzaky

El-Zakzaky has eaten N164.5m worth of food in DSS custody

The Department of State Services (DSS), spent no less than N164.5 million within a four-year span to feed the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky while in its custody, according to a new report. Punch reports that since El-Zakzaky has been in DSS custody, the accrued cost of feeding the Shiite leader amounts to N164.5 million. Reacting to the accrued food cost, human rights lawyer and Zakzaky’s counsel, Femi Falana (SAN), lamented that the cost may continue to rise since he is in prison and is therefore still being taken care of with taxpayers’ money. Falana stressed that El-Zakzaky was granted bail many times, but the [Read]

US vs Iran: Shiites protest killing of Soleimani in Abuja, burn US flags

ABUJA – Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ites on Monday staged a demonstration against the United States government over the killing of Iran’s Military General, Qassem Soleimani, at Banex, Wuse Area of Abuja. The Shi’ite members were protesting over the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani following an airstrike by the United States of America. They also demanded the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat who are currently detained The angry protesters marched the streets of Abuja chanting hate songs and slogans like “Death To America.” The protesters, who burnt flag of the United States of America, were [Read]

Police fire schoolgirl while dispersing Shiites Protesters in Abuja

  ABUJA – The police allegedly opened fire on schoolgirl on Wednesday in Abuja while trying to disperse protesting members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites at Wuse Market in Abuja. An eyewitness who gave account of what transpired said the girl was returning from the school (Government Secondary School, Wuse) when the incident occurred. The armed policemen, who had been trailing the proscribed group upon sighting them, reportedly opened fire on them. [READ ALSO] Two children die, 23 others injured as gas station explodes in Lagos [PHOTOS] The schoolgirl was said to have been shot in the hand and her uniform was soaked in blood. [Read]

JUST IN: Shiites, Police clash in Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi; 5 feared dead

KADUNA  – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has raised alarm that men of Nigerian police have killed three of its members who were on the road for Ashura procession in Kaduna today. The group said one member in Bauch and another in Gombe killed. IMN have defied its proscription by the government by embarking on a procession across the country. While the procession which the police described as ”an act of advancement of terrorism” and also warned the group against embarking on was peaceful in Abuja, other parts of Nigeria recorded a sad story. The spokesperson of [Read]

Shi’ites, police may clash again on Tuesday as proscribed group plans nationwide procession

•We’re Nigerians and ready to die in Nigeria –Shi’ites •March and see what police will do – FPRO The Nigeria Police Force and members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, may clash at the group’s upcoming Ashura procession on Tuesday. The Ashura procession, also called the Day of Ashura, is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. It is observed annually by Shi’ite Muslims worldwide to commemorate the death of Husayn ibn Ali in the Battle of Karbala in Iraq. Known as the third Shia Imam, Husayn was the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and son of Ali ibn Abi [Read]

El-Zakzaky wanted to relocate to another country from India, Says FG

ABUJA – The federal government says the mission of Ibraheem el-Zakzaky, leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), in India was to seek asylum in another country. In a statement on Friday, Grace Gekpe, permanent secretary, ministry of information, said while in India, IMN leader reached out to international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and some lawyers. El-Zakzaky returned to the country on Friday without being treated. The IMN leader departed country on Monday after a high court gave him permission to go for treatment. However, 24 hours after he landed there, El-Zakzaky raised the alarm that the federal government was frustarting him. But the permanent secretary said El-Zakzaky’s actions in India [Read]

Drama in Airport As DSS Officers Whisk Away El-Zakzaky On Return To Abuja

ABUJA – Shiites leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, was on Friday wisked away through the “back-door” on arrival to the country. He arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 11:40am. but operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) tricked journalists and some of his supporters by positioning them at the arrival lounge, while taking him through an alternative route out of the airport. El-Zakzaky returned to the country without getting medical attention in India. [Read]

BREAKING: El-Zakzaky discharges self from hospital, Alleges Undue Govt Interference, Poor Treatment

Barely 96 hours after landing in New Delhi for medical treatment, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, has discharged himself from the Medenta Hospital and is now on his way back to Nigeria. The President, Media Forum of IMN, Ibrahim Musa, confirmed to our correspondent that El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, who were airborne, left New Delhi around 5:00 p.m. Nigerian time. Musa in a statement blamed alleged interference by the Federal Government for the scuttling of the IMN leader’s planned treatment. It said, “Following lack of breakthrough in the impasse that ensued in the treatment in New Delhi of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, it is [Read]

BREAKING: El-Zakzaky refuses treatment from ‘strange’ doctors, as India Issues Him Ultimatum To Leave

INDIA – Facts have just emerged that the Leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has refused treatment from unknown doctors put in place to treat him in India aside those billed and booked to treat him before his departure from Nigeria. A member of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) who spoke to PRNigeria via an audio tape said the attitude of Indian government has portrayed El-Zakzaky as a common criminal when no court in Nigeria has convicted him. The source said that the Indian government has given Elzakzaky ultimatum to leave Indian soil if he refuses to receive treatment from unknown doctors billed to [Read]

BREAKING: El-Zakzaky arrives Abuja airport, set to jet out to India

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that Leader of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zina were sighted in at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja in the early hours of today. Zakzaky is believed to be on his way to India to receive medical attention. The duo who were granted leave some days ago by Kaduna state high court to proceed on medical treatment in India. [Read]

JUST IN: DSS Obeys Court Ruling, Releases El-Zakzaky, Wife For Medical Treatment

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Department of State Services (DSS) has announced that it has received the order granting Ibrahim El-Zakzaky leave to travel to India for medical treatment and ready to release him. Statement by Dr. Peter Afunanya, DSS Public Relations Officer, on Monday stated that “Consequently, the Service is liaising with relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance. [READ ALSO] Court grants El-Zakzaky bail to seek medical attention abroad Conformity with the order is in line with the Service’s avowed commitment to the Rule of Law inherent in a democracy.” More details later… [Read]

Court grants El-Zakzaky bail to seek medical attention abroad

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Kaduna State High Court has granted the bail application filed by the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenat to seek medical attention abroad. Giving his ruling on Monday, Justice Darius Khobo ordered that the IMN leader be accompanied abroad by officials of the Kaduna State government. El-Zakzaky has been in detention of the DSS since 2015 after a clash between his men and men of the Nigerian Army. More Details Shortly!! [Read]

JUST IN: FG Bans Shi’ites Activities Nationwide

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the federal government has officially proscribed the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) led by Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, anounced this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday. A federal high court in Abuja had declared the group a terrorist organisation, following an ex parte application filed by the federal government. Recall that NEWS FLAKES NG had recently reported that all was set for the Buhari – led federal government to ban activities of the El-Zakzaky – led Islamic Movement across the country with its declaration as a terrorist organisation following a court order. More [Read]

Proscription Of Shiite: Buhari Govt Will Regret Their Action – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister, on Saturday reacted to the proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shi’ite by an Abuja court. He described the proscription of Shi’ite as the greatest mistake allegedly made by President Muhammadu Buhari. An Abuja Federal High Court had on Friday ordered the proscription of IMN, following their clashes with security operatives. The Justice Nkeonye Maha-led court designated the activities of IMN organisation in any part of Nigeria “as acts of terrorism and illegality.” Recall that members of IMN had on Monday attacked emergency point of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA. Several persons were injured while many vehicles belonging [Read]

Tension Rising As Iran Writes Nigeria To Release El-Zakzaky To Them For Treatment

The Prosecutor-General (Attorney-General) of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammed Montazeri, has asked the Federal Government of Nigeria and the judiciary to allow the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Shiekh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, to come to Iran for medical treatment. According to AhlulBayt News Agency, an Iran-based news organisation, Montazeri said this in a letter on Saturday. The Iranian official also called on the judiciary, which is the last hope of the common man, to grant bail to El-Zakzaky who is the leader of all Shi’ites in Nigeria. Montazeri also criticised the Federal Government’s handling of the crisis, adding that El-Zakzakky’s current medical condition had become a source of worry. [Read]