|Shiite Protesters - file photo|
A spokesman for the movement and Secretary of the IMN Academic Forum, Mr Abdullahi Musa, said three years after the alleged killing of some members of the sect by soldiers, and despite the recommendations made by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry in July 2016 for the prosecution of the perpetrators of the massacre, the Federal Government had yet to prosecute anyone for the killings.
However, he said the group would not relent in their call for the “unconditional release of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife”.
Musa said, “On December 12, 2015, a planned and systematic attack on Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky was launched by soldiers under a road blockage hoax. The attack lasted for more than 48 hours and led to the killing of men, women and children. Those killed during the attack included the sons of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky namely, Ali, Hamid and Humaid. After the attack, the Muhammadu Buhari administration detained the Sheikh without a proper medical care.
“The attack started when soldiers were stationed directly opposite the Hussainiyyah Baqiyyatullah Centre (where teaching sessions and other activities are held) located along Sokoto Road, Zaria, where the followers of El-Zakzaky were to commemorate the arrival of Rabiul Awwal, the birth month of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.” SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇