#347MassBurial: Another Mass Grave Exists In Kaduna

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state
  • It is important to note that we exposed and informed the public about the Mando mass grave on the 6th of February before the government admitted it. We have not done same on the sites of burial of the remaining hundreds of victims, unless there are hundreds more bodies in Mando.

The Nigeria Army attacked 4 locations during the brutal Zaria Massacre that occurred on the 12th, 13th & early hours of Monday 14th December, 2015 and killed close to 1000 defenseless and unarmed Shia Muslims.

The Nigerian Army attacked the Husseiniyyah (Islamic center) and killed hundreds, they attacked the Darul Rahma grave yard and killed hundreds and they also staged a road block in a town called “Dogarawa” at the outskirt of Zaria where 22 members of IMN were killed coming from Bargi in Tudun wada LG, Kano state.

But the biggest massacre by the Nigerian Army took place at the residence of Sheikh Ibraheem #Zakzaky. That was where they killed more than 300 civilians and burnt people alive. And that was where their allied Wahhabi thugs slaughtered IMN members with knives & swords to compliment the massacre of the Nigerian Army. The Nigerian Army coordinated with these local Wahhabi militants during the course of the brutal massacre.

From the confessions of Kaduna state government officials that they went to Zaria on the 13th Decemberto collect the 347 dead bodies and that they arrived Mando, Kaduna, by midnight of the same day and started the mass burial. This means that the dead bodies from the attacks on the residence of Sheikh Zakzaky and other adjacent houses of IMN members in Gyellesu are not included among the 347.

This proves that there is another mass grave dug by the Nigerian Army to bury those they killed and burnt alive at the residence of Sheikh Zakzaky and other residences of IMN members in Gyellesu.

With the confessions of the Kaduna state government officials at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Zaria massacre, Nigerians should call for the exhuming of that Mando mass grave for two reason;the first reason is to respect the death by giving the Martyrs a befitting burial in accordance to Islamic traditions. And the second reason is to accertain the identities of the Martyrs so that Nigerians will know the identities of those that are still missing.

Finally, with the recent developments Nigerians can now see why the oppressive and tyrannical Nigerian regime launched its desperate smear campaigns of calumny and demonization against IMN, Shia Islam and Iran, and the regime is so desperate to link the peaceful IMN with murderous terrorism. The Nigerian regime wanted to bury the brutal Zaria massacre that was undoubtedly a war crime.

Harun Elbinawi
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