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El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by ikorodureporta: 6:53am On Jan 12
Army silent as Shiites warn FG not to invent violence
• Rights group seeks release of imprisoned cleric

An Islamic leader in the custody of Nigerian authorities might have died. The nation’s capital, Abuja, was tense for the most part of yesterday, while military armoured tanks and heavily armed policemen patrolled the streets of Kaduna in a show of force.

The Guardian reliably learnt the cleric might have passed away yesterday, with the authorities hurriedly putting security measures in place to forestall violence by his supporters and persons sympathetic to his cause.

A meeting of a paramilitary body in Kaduna, yesterday, was swiftly concluded with members warned to stay indoors and not travel back to their states for fear of a possible backlash following the rumoured death.Followers of the embattled cleric have for months called for his release. The authorities, however, appeared to have had other reasons for holding him, despite court orders granting him bail.


The army, allegedly holding the cleric in “protective custody”, was silent on his current fate. Calls and text messages to spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman Kukasheka, at 3:18 p.m. and 3:48 p.m., yesterday, to confirm the matter were not replied to before press time.Other security sources contacted for confirmation also kept sealed lips.

A call by The Guardian to the embassy of a notable Arab country with presumed links to the cleric did not yield any result, as the cultural envoy was said to have travelled overseas and was not in a position to comment.The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), meanwhile, has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the development.

Executive Director, Ibuchukwu Ezike, accused Buhari of impunity and disdain for the rule of law since assumption of office.This president may have just created another Boko Haram, Ezike said, adding that the administration’s incarceration of Nigerians without charge and in defiance of court orders is a threat to democracy and national stability.

Insisting the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) must be released for urgent medical care, the group, yesterday, warned the Federal Government not to use the rumoured death of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky as pretext to create a crisis.

“Security agents are spreading false information and rumours, with a view to breaking our will and causing confusion, so that they could seize the opportunity to turn our peaceful protests into violence. “Credible reports have confirmed that hoodlums have been commissioned by the authorities to foment trouble by burning tyres and property in the course of our peaceful processions. Part of their evil plot involves spreading false news of the alleged death of our leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, due to illness, on fake Facebook profile pages,” said IMN spokesman, Mallam Ibrahim Musa in Kaduna.

The group said the security agencies “had hoped to achieve their mischievous aims by wreaking havoc and attributing the same to supposed reaction of members of the Islamic Movement. When all their evil machinations failed woefully, they went wild and opened fire on peaceful protesters that were demanding the immediate release of Sheikh El-Zakzaky to enable him to attend to his deteriorating health.”

It added: “This police fury followed their inability to cash in on the effects of such fake news and reports they have circulated on social media to incite violence to discredit the Islamic Movement.


“The Islamic Movement will like to reiterate its age-long stand of adopting peaceful means in pursuing its objectives. We vehemently reject any attempt to label us as violent. We are so orderly than for anybody to incite us into taking illogical violent means. We would not be held responsible for anything contrary to our peaceful resolve and methods.”

In the same vein, pro-democracy and non-governmental organisation, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), yesterday, condemned suppression and killings by security forces of IMN protesters.

In the statement in Abuja, National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, urged the Federal Government to release from detention Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), El-Zakzaky and his wife, and thousands of members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).


Source: https://m.guardian.ng/news/detained-islamic-leader-feared-dead/

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by veekid(m): 8:47am On Jan 12
Ah no understand why dem hold the man sef

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by three: 8:47am On Jan 12
Hmm... There really are no surprises with PMB

Read this article from September 1985 very carefully

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by Firefire(m): 8:47am On Jan 12
"The authorities, however, appeared to have had other reasons for holding him, despite court orders granting him bail".


Too much wickedness in Mohomodu Buhary's blood.

Too many death, too many blood, too many calamity.


Nigerians, which way...?

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by Trustme2(m): 8:47am On Jan 12
Ok
Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by braine: 8:47am On Jan 12
I still don't understand why FG held that man. PMB keeps making it harder for me to defend him.

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by Edopesin(m): 8:47am On Jan 12
I Pray Nigeria Dosen't Record Anoda Terror Group

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by dunkem21(m): 8:47am On Jan 12
lipsrsealed

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by bart10: 8:48am On Jan 12
undecided
Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by Moreoffaith(m): 8:49am On Jan 12
And this useless govt will expect people to abide by rules and regulation of the land when they cannot even respect the court ruling.

Nigeria is in one chance.

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by obryneblaque: 8:49am On Jan 12
Okay
Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by jerflakes(m): 8:49am On Jan 12
Ok na

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by promise0001: 8:49am On Jan 12
Many people are missing as pipeline explode in delta

There was confusion in Delta State on Thursday after an explosion affected the Nigeria Gas Company pipeline at the Ugbokodo community, near the Warri Refinery in Okpe Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that some residents, including children, who fled into the bush following the raging fire were still missing as at about 4:30pm.

Speaking to Punch, protesting members of the community, led by the Unuevworo (traditional) of Ugbokodo community, Tobore Ajisha, alleged that the explosion could have been prevented if the leaking pipeline had been fixed when the community leaders reported the matter to NGC officials in writing.

See more here: http://www.correctmum.com.ng/many-people-missing-as-pipeline-explode-delta/

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by Benjom(m): 8:49am On Jan 12
shocked
Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by UnknownT: 8:50am On Jan 12
Someone posted the emboldened on a whatsapp group Pls be careful on your movement as DSS just announced the death of El-Zakzaky. There may be violence.
Could it really be true?

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by Doerstech(m): 8:50am On Jan 12
hmmmmmmm...I guess Nigerians needs to be distracted from Benue killlings

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by MrPeterson(m): 8:50am On Jan 12
Hmmm finally this government has lost it .

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by bugidon(m): 8:50am On Jan 12
Just look at!! am sure all these shite will still vote for buhari come 2019

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by usba: 8:50am On Jan 12
When did an Ibechukwu cared for a zazzaky? guardians of lies and discord wants to create perpetual strife in Nigeria and they will call an Ibechukwu of ipob fame to consecrate their lies and rumour mongering.

The same Guardian that has anti Muslim bigots like Abati has become so concerned for zazzaky?

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by jeromedee: 8:51am On Jan 12
sad
Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by israelmao(m): 8:51am On Jan 12
I'm just watching!

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by zionic(m): 8:51am On Jan 12
Northern problem.[i][/i]



Zee say so!
Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by Nobody: 8:51am On Jan 12
I hope we can all come out in 2015 to vote buhari out of govt.
Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by jchioma: 8:51am On Jan 12
If this news is true, e no go well for Buhari and his generation.

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by DukeNija(m): 8:52am On Jan 12
If El-Zakzaky dies, Yusuf Buhari will either die or become a vegetable. Heartless murderer. And to think people were praying for his sons health to improve. Rubbish

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by Firefire(m): 8:52am On Jan 12
usba:
When did an Ibechukwu cared for a zazzaky? guardians of lies and discord wants to create perpetual strife in Nigeria and they will call an Ibechukwu of ipob fame to consecrate their lies and rumour mongering.

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by yemmy27: 8:52am On Jan 12
Another wahala loading....

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by fuckbmc: 8:53am On Jan 12
BUHARI LOVES TO SHED HUMAN BLOOD

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by Hemaah: 8:53am On Jan 12
Death news has become the only headlines news in nigeria this days mmmmmmmm and person will come and tell me that aso rock president is a Messiah.

Doom
Doom
Doom
Doom
May God save us from this Messiah of doom.

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Re: El-Zakzaky: Islamic Cleric Feared Dead In Detention - The Guardian by Odingo1: 8:53am On Jan 12
So FG is above the law and want the people they are ruling to obey the law they are refusing to obey.
That is why Nigeria is lawless country.

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