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Police arrest 26 suspects over alleged public disturbance, culpable homicide in Sokoto

The Police in Sokoto state have arrested no fewer than 26 persons including eight members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) for alleged public disturbance in the state.

26 suspects in police net for public disturbance, culpable homicide in Sokoto

The Police in Sokoto state have arrested no fewer than 26 persons including eight members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) for alleged public disturbance in the state.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC: Police killing of Shiites makes life worthless

The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday condemned the killing of Shiites and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria during their Ashura annual mourning procession across the nation on Tuesday.
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)

IMN: 12 Shiites ‘killed’ across Nigeria on Ashura Day

A Nigerian Shiite organisation, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), said 12 of its members were killed in a nationwide crackdown on Tuesday.
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Three ‘killed’ as police disperse Shiites procession

Three members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have been reportedly killed in the early hours of Tuesday as police dispersed a procession of members of the group to commemorate Ashura day.
IMN Ashura procession in Yobe — in pictures

Shiites observe peaceful Ashura in Potiskum

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ites on Tuesday observed their annual Ashura procession in Potiskum, Yobe State.

Police: Ban on procession applies only to IMN

The Nigeria Police Force has disclosed that the ban on procession across the country only applies to members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).
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Police mobilise to halt Shi’ites procession in Kano

As Shi’ites vow to mark its annual Ashura procession on Tuesday, a special strike force from the State Police Command consisting of over 200 armed police officers, embarked on a motorised patrol of the city, as early as 6:00 a.m., warning that it will not condone any form of procession, unlawful assembly or demonstration by any group in the state.
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)

Shi’ites defy police, hold procession in Abuja

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has carried out its Ashura mourning procession in Abuja, in defiance of the police.

Police warn Shiites against planned procession

The Nigeria police on Monday warned members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, not to embark on their proposed nationwide procession scheduled for today.

IMN procession will be treated as terrorism – police

The police have warned the Islamic Movement in Nigeria against its planned Ashura procession scheduled for Tuesday in Abuja and other cities in the North.

Shi’ites: Police plotting to attack our procession

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has raised the alarm that the police were planning to attack its Ashura mourning procession holding on Tuesday in Abuja and other cities in the North.
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.

Ashura: We’re ready to sacrifice our lives on Tuesday – Shi’ites

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.
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)

Shi’ites allege plans to disrupt procession, shoot members

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ites, has, again, accused the government of Saudi Arabia of working with the Nigerian government to stop its members from holding the forthcoming Ashura procession.
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)

Shiite group says police planning clamp down on members, activities

Controversial and proscribed Shiite Muslim organisation, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), has alleged a planned clamp down on its members and activities in some states.

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.

Femi Falana petitions NHRC over killing of Shi’ites

Human Rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, petitioned the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, to investigate the killing of 492 Shiites by the Army and the Police between 2014 and 2018.
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.

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