Nigerian court acquits Shi’ite leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, wife of all criminal charges

A Nigerian court on Wednesday acquitted Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), a banned Shi’ite group, of all eight criminal charges against him, defence and prosecution lawyers said. Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah, had been in detention since 2015 when he was arrested after a clash in which the army killed… Read More Nigerian court acquits Shi’ite leader Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, wife of all criminal charges

Nigeria bans local Shi’ite group following violent protests

Nigeria’s government has banned a Shi’ite Muslim group whose followers have been holding protests to demand the release of their detained leader, accusing the group of inciting violence. At least 20 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria have been killed over the past week during a series of protests that have shown little sign… Read More Nigeria bans local Shi’ite group following violent protests