LUDICROUS: Court Asked To ‘Arrest’ Zeenat Zakzaky, Already Kidnapped By Nigeria’s Army Chief For Over 90 Days

Nigeria's military this December killed over 1000 minority Muslims in a similar but unarmed civilian situation
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In what appears to be a bout of confused insanity, an Abuja federal court received an application for the “arrest” of Zeenat Zakzaky for alleged “incitement.” Zeenat Zakzaky, the wife of Islamic movement leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, has however like her husband been kidnapped by the Nigerian security service since December 13th 2015 during the Zaria massacre and held without charge at an unknown location.

Zeenat Zakzaky
Zeenat Zakzaky

Zeenat had been shot twice and beaten while she watched her three sons being killed in cold blood and her husband receiving 6 shots, before being abducted, according to her daughter, Suhaila, an eye witness, and has been held incommunicado since then by the Nigerian State.

Vanguard published on March 13th that the court received suit number FHC/ABJ/CJ/189/2016, dated March 10, 2016, by a certain plaintiff, Danbaba Gyang, who is also the Secretary General of “Lawyers Alliance for the Defence of Democracy in Nigeria” and who in the suit is also asking the court to declare the Iranian Ambassador in Nigeria, Saeed Koozechi, a security threat to the country and persona non grata.

Lt. Gen Ayatollah T. Yusuf Buratai says he is the defender of democracy
Lt. Gen Ayatollah T. Yusuf Buratai says he is the defender of democracy

Army In Disarray

NewsRescue published a viral, globally read article alerting on the situation of Zakzaky’s wife on March 8th, “CONFINEMENT: Nigerian Mother Completing Third Month In Detention Without Charge, by Dr. Peregrino Brimah.” This article ruffled the embattled Chief of Army Staff who it is believed sponsored Danbaba Gyang to file the insane and meaningless suit on March 10th. It is a shock that the federal court can receive a suit that requests the arrest of a citizen already in custody.

Major General Adeniyi Oyebade told reporters Monday that Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife have been taken into custody after raids on at least three locations. –VOA, December 15, 2015

AGF Abubakar Malami (SAN)
AGF Abubakar Malami (SAN)

Where Nigeria’s Attorney General Abubakar Malami is in all this is also in question as Mrs Zeenat Zakzaky remains held for a full three months without charge and denied her constitutional right to bail and legal, medical and family access, while being further harassed by the courts.

Danbaba Gyang must also be arrested and interrogated on how he ‘heard’ the alleged ‘inciting’ statements purported to have been made by Mrs Zakzaky while she was being shot by the Nigerian army and being abducted to her current unknown detainment location. Is he a member of the Secret service or army that was a witness to this and he is acting undercover filing a civil suit?

“Defenders Of Democracy”

It is peculiar that the so-called Danbaba Gyang calls himself leader of a so-called “Lawyers Alliance for the Defence of Democracy in Nigeria,” a hitherto unheard of alliance, and Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff also defended his actions in killing as many as 1000 unarmed Muslims in Zaria last December, claiming to be the “defender of Nigeria’s democracy.”

A pro rights activist, Elbinawi writes:

Re: Court asked to order the arrest of El-Zakzaky’s wife

My attention was drawn to a news item in the Vanguard Newspaper of 13/03/2016with the above heading. The report stated:”A federal high court sitting in Abuja has been asked to order the immediate arrest and prosecution of Mrs. Zeenat El-Zakzaky, wife of the leader Shi’ite movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakyzaky. In suit number FHC/ABJ/CJ/189/2016, dated March 10, 2016, Mrs. El-Zakzaky was said to have made inciting statement after the killing of the members of the Movement and the arrest of her husband.”

The plaintiff in the suit which is also the front of the Nigerian government here is one Danbaba Gyang is also asking the court to declare the Iranian Ambassador in Nigeria, Saeed Koozechi, a security threat to the country.

Another sponsored agenda by the Nigerian government to give legitimacy to the brutal slaughter of 1000+ defenseless & unarmed #Shia_Muslims in Zaria, the destruction of the iconic Zaria #Husseiniyya and the destruction of the residence of the Nigerian Islamic scholar His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem #Zakzaky.

The recent #UN panel season that was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on the #Zaria_Massacre and the gross violations of the fundamental human rights of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife has drawn world’s attention to the brutal Zaria massacre and this has forced the masterminds and perpetrators of the massacre to open another front in a court of law to seek legitimacy.

The suit claimed that “Mrs. El-Zakzaky was said to have made inciting statement after the killing of the members of the Movement and the arrest of her husband.” The question to ask here is that when did she made that statement after the arrest of her husband since they were brutally abducted on the same time? She has since then being held incommunicado with her husband by the Nigerian government, then how can she make inciting statement while in detention?

It is important to note that the Nigerian government has so far used three (3) fronts in its campaign against the Islamic Movement of Nigeria ( #IMN ) and #Iran since the return of the Nigerian President Buhari from his foreign trips to #Saudi_Arabia and #Qatar. The first was by a faceless group led by a “Christian cleric” to the Iranian Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria. The second was in Lagos by another faceless group that tried to equate the peaceful IMN with the most deadliest terrorist group in the whole world (#BokoHaram). And this law suit is the third front.

It is also important to note that all the leaders of this sponsored groups are Nigerian Christians, that was not by accident but by design to give their campaign which is sectarian in nature a “national outlook”. The IMN is the only Islamic organization in Nigeria that invites Christians to its programs and activities, and this move to make Nigerians believe that Nigerian Christians are in the forefront of opposition and hostility towards IMN will definitely fail as IMN considered all Christians as our brothers and sisters in humanity.

It is also important to note that during the brutal Zaria massacre, the Nigerian Army killed three (3) sons of Mrs. Zeenat El-Zakzaky infront of her, shot her husband six (6) times and shot her twice. So which “inciting statement” will such a mother make that witnessed the brutal killings of her three (3) sons in the most inhuman manner? If we can remember in 2014, three (3) other sons of Mr. Zeenat El-Zakzaky were tortured to death by the Nigerian Army.

And the call by the suit to “declare the Iranian Ambassador in Nigeria, Saeed Koozechi, a security threat to the country” is part of the Saudi-sponsored Wahhabi agenda that the present Nigerian government is busy executing. A hunting dog of the House of Saud should be seen active by unfoundedly accusing Iran to please the Saudi savages who are his masters.

Finally, those who brutally killed 1000+ defenseless Nigerians in Zaria and buried them in mass graves should understand that history has never been on the side of wicked and brutal oppressors. No matter how long it takes, one day the full revelation of the Zaria massacre will be made to the world and the whole world will condemn what is undoubtedly a war crime.

Harun Elbinawi
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