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Shi’ites: Another Boko Haram in the making?

The incessant clashes between the police and adherents of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, known as Shi’ites, have raised fears that another conflict is about to get out of hand in the country.

A country without ‘rubber bullets’

Many years ago, I was in Abuja to attend an international workshop on one of those human development issues that used to engage a lot of attention in those days: sustainable development goals, maternal mortality, maternal morbidity, adolescent sexuality, women’s political representation, the Beijing declaration, HIV/AIDS reporting
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

Shiites clash again with security operatives in Abuja

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have clashed with security operatives again in Abuja.

Shiite group warns against use of its name for violence during religious activities

The President of the Media Forum of the IMN, Ibrahim Musa, stated this on Tuesday in a statement following two consecutive days of confrontation with the military in Zuba area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by persons claiming to be members of the group led by Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

Nigerian Army denies alleged killing of two Shiite faithful in Zuba religious procession

The Nigerian Army last night claimed it was not aware of any clash by its personnel with members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, otherwise known as Shiites in Zuba, Abuja, yesterday.

Shiite alleges killing of two members by Nigerian Army

The Shiites under the auspices of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has alleged the killing of two of its members by Nigerian Army during a religious procession at Zuba in the outskirts of Abuja.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Minister: Iran arrests groups planning attacks on pilgrims

Iran on Tuesday said it has arrested three militant groups planning attacks on Shi’ite Muslims at the annual pilgrimage of Arbaeen.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Iran arrests groups planning attacks on pilgrims

Iran on Tuesday said it has arrested three militant groups planning attacks on Shi’ite Muslims at the annual pilgrimage of Arbaeen.

Two feared dead as police, Shi’ites clash in Kano

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, popularly called Shi’ites on Sunday, claimed that the police killed two of their colleagues during their Arbaeen annual trek in Kano.

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