@ProfOsinbajo In Double Handshake With Radical Cleric Who Promoted Violence Against Shia Muslims


Nigeria’s Acting president has been criticized for being in a double clasp embrace with northern radical sheikh Bala Lau accused of inspiring violence against Shia minority Muslims in the north. This happened when the acting president invited so-called northern leaders of thought to Abuja to discuss calming youth self-determination tensions.

The radical sheikh with his TV station, Mandara TV has been recorded using words worse than the Arewa youth stand accused of to incite citizens against the persecuted Shia minority. As presented in our earlier article:

Kaduna-based ‘wahhabi’ Izala sect leader Bala Lau has been accused of inspiring the government and citizens against the Shia Muslim minority of Nigeria.

‘The radical sheikh whose organization is now very close to the ruling APC government of Nigeria at federal and state-levels, in the video speech generalized the Shia to be attacked as “Muslims who insult the prophet’s wife,” in spite of the fact that there is a Fatwa by Imam Khamenei to Shia Muslims, banning any such insults.

The Nigerian government has come under global condemnation for a surprising aggressive deadly campaign against Shia minorities with hundreds killed and secretly buried; illegal continuous detentions, the banning of the faith and other persecutions and repressions.

In the inciting speech in Hausa above, given right after the Zaria massacre of December 2015, the Sheikh said:

“It is impossible for this country to live in peace when the wife of the holy prophet is insulted. Please, whoever insults the prophet’s wife, is he not insulting the prophet? Whoever insults Sayyidina Abubakar, Is he not insulting the prophet? Therefore, we are calling the attention of the Government again, something has to be done. May Allah reward the Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasiru ElRufai.

He explained the decision of the Kaduna state Government and how the incident happened. Saying that the previous administration mishandled the issue of Shi’a and Shiism, whereas now, the Elrufai (the APC) Government has come to do what is right and he prayed for Allah(s) to bless the governor for that. (Hundreds of Shia Muslims had just been killed and secretly buried by the Nigerian government). He continued,

“Therefore, I am calling on you ‘Ahlus Sunna’ (the Sunni sect)…the Emir of Kano said it already, ‘this country is not a country in which the companions of the holy prophet will be insulted and normalcy prevails.’

Izala innovative symbol
Izala innovative symbol

“I swear by Allah, for Allah, to Allah, if the insults of the prophet’s wife and  companions continues, only God knows the calamity that await this country. And if the Islamic Shari’a exist, whoever is doing such, I am calling on the Suffis of Tijjaniyyah, the Suffis of Khadiriyyah and all other Suffis to come out and preach to the people about the position and title of the prophet’s companions, do not agree, let’s unite on this, do not agree with insults on the prophet’s companions.

“Let’s set a law, whoever insults the companions of the prophet, or the prophet’s wife, let’s catch him and punish him based on Islamic regulations if he says he is a Muslim.

“If he says he is not a Muslim, let’s know that he is an infidel or Christian because the Christians already say that they are their (the Shias) brothers. The origin of Shi’a itself comes from the Jews.

“I pray that Allah will give us the courage to take this decision, to rein justice on them according to the Islamic Law; give them the penalty of insulting the prophet (suggesting death) because, insulting the prophet’s wife is insulting the prophet, likewise his companions.

“Brothers in Islam, we pray for peace to reign in this country. May Allah bless the President, may Allah protect him and bless him.”

Controversial Saudi Coalition: Sheikh Bala Lau Received Leader of the Wahabi Global Congress

It was Sheikh Bala Lau that received Saudi-sent Sheikh Abul-Muhsin Abdallah at-Turki, the leader of the Wahabi Global Congress in March of this year, to swear Nigeria into the controversial Wahabi Saudi-led coalition that most Nigerians opposed and rejected.

Excerpt from BreakingTimes:

Saudi Arabia has confirmed that Nigeria is among a co­alition of 34 countries that Saudi Arabia will lead in its fight against global Islamic terrorists, chief among them, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The Saudi Ara­bia Ambassador to Ni­geria, Fahad bin Abdul­lah disclosed this at the reception for the leader of the Wahabi Global Congress, Sheikh Abul-Muhsin Abdallah at-Turki.

Sheikh Abul-Muhsin Abdallah at-Turki, who arrived in Nigeria in a private jet via Nnamdi Azikiwe In­ternational Airport, was received by the Nigerian leader of the Jama’atul Iza­latul Bidi’a wa Iqamatus-Sunnah (JIBWIS), Sheikh Abdullahi Bala Lau and his entourage amidst tight security.


The conference had in attendance, the governor of Kaduna, Nasir el-Rufai among others. See entire list on JIBWIS website. It was declared open on march 17th by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Related: Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi Replied Bala Lau

Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi Warns Gov. El-rufai, Buhari On ‘izala Wahhabi Terror,’ Shia Pogrom, Says Tijaniyya, Christians Next

Revered north Nigerian Sheikh and Islamic scholar and leader of Tijaniyya, the largest Islamic group in West Africa has issued a strong warning to Kaduna state governor Nasir el-Rufai, Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians and the world at large on “Izala extremism” crisis in the north and the persecution of Shi’a Muslims.

Takfiri terrorist youth transported by Kaduna police
Takfiri terrorist youth transported by Kaduna police

About 20% of Nigerian Muslims identify with the Tijaniyya sufi order which spans West and North Africa. The Izala Society, formally Jama’at Izalat al Bid’a Wa Iqamat as Sunna (Society of Removal of Innovation and Re-establishment of the Sunna), also called JIBWIS is a controversial north Nigeria sect created to labe and attacking other Muslims that it regards as “deviant,” including Tijaniyya and Qadiriyya sufi orders and the Shi’a.

In the 20 minute interview clip, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi raised an alarm to the world on the brewing religious crisis centered in Kaduna state.

Asked if it’s true that Darika (his Tijaniyya) and Izala are coming together to fight Shi’a. He denied it flat out and said it’s a lie by whoever that invented it. Further stating that there was never a time they agreed on that and that the Tijaniyya have never had problems with Shi’a but only had issues with the Izalas.

He said Tijaniyya has no problem with Shi’a, that the Shia have never attacked them and that the two groups have lived in peace all the years. He said the Izalas have been calling them, the Darikas, Kuffars (disbelievers) too as they also call Shi’a. That they, the Darikas are concerned about the spiritual leader of the Izala sect.

The Sheikh said that the attack on Shi’a had an ulterior agenda. That not only shiites are the the target, but any group found deviating from such monstrous extremist teaching of Salafi is in danger because when they got supported and finished off with Shi’a, they will then redirect their blind weapon towards Darika and Christians.

Blaming Kaduna state governor Nasir el-Rufai for precipitating the ongoing attacks against Shi’a Muslims, the Sheikh said the attacks on Shi’a by Wahhabi thugs is a dangerous precedent in Nigeria. He warned the government especially Kaduna governor el-Rufai to stand up to his duties and stop the Izala extremist youths from burning Shi’a houses.

Implicated Kaduna governor Nasir el-Rufai and Amy chief Tukur Buratai
Implicated Kaduna governor Nasir el-Rufai and Amy chief Tukur Buratai

In the passionate speech, the path leader who escaped a Boko Haram bomb attack in 2014, also equated the Salafis and the Izala sect with Boko Haram, ISIS and other Takfiri groups all over the world, saying they are the creation of Saudi Arabia and that all over the world where there was Muslim crisis the kingdom was behind it.

He said some Wahhabi elements who went after the Shi’a to kill them and raid and burn their homes, were heard saying that after finishing with Shi’a Muslims they would turn on Christians and then “Darika” (Tijaniyya path) followers. He warned that the Federal government should watch out and prevent Izala youths or what will come will be the worst!

Sheikh Bauchi accused the Buhari government of romancing with radical Wahhabis and their Saudi masters, warning that it is bad omen for the government and Nigeria. He specifically singled out Bala Lau whom he dismissed as a trafficker of women to the Saudis as the architect of the Shia pogrom.

Bala Lau

Bala Lau

The Sheikh said is wrong for governor el-Rufai to end the peace and attempt to limit religious freedoms, that the government cannot prevent the Shi’a from practicing their religion. El-Rufai cannot ban any body. He has only two years and seven months left. Let’s see who he will ban after that.

Sheikh Dahiru also warned of attacking His Darika (Tijaniyya), that its better to touch electricity than dare attack them. He said governor el-Rufai is taking the law into his hands by encouraging Izala youths.

The Sheikh called on the world and Nigerian federal government, emphasizing that Boko Haram and Izala are one and the same with the same ideology. He said that the only difference is Boko Haram isn’t afraid while the Izalas are are afraid and love money.

shia not muslim

He further said that Mohammed Yusuf, the Boko Haram leader was a progeny of Sheikh Jafar and Jafar was late Sheikh Abubakar Gumi’s disciple before they had a misunderstanding about western education and politics. He accused Sheikh Abubakar Gumi I of importing Wahhabi takfiri ideology into Nigeria from the Saudi monarchy. He continued that because of that, the non Muslim encouraged Boko Haram for political gains and Mohammed Yusuf was backed by non Muslims with dollars and SUVs.

Read more: https://newsrescue.com/sheikh-dahiru-bauchi-warns-gov-el-rufai-buhari-izala-wahhabi-terror-shia-pogrom-says-tijaniyya-christians-next/#ixzz4OaID3sA8