The whole world now have a clear picture of what actually happened on the 12th-14th December, 2015 in Zaria, #Nigeria, where the Nigerian army launched a coordinated and pre-planned attacks on the peaceful Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) under the leadership of His Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem #Zakzaky and killed close to 1000 defenseless and unarmed Nigerians and dumped their dead bodies in mass Graves.
Some of those killed in the #ZariaMassacre – both male and female – had children who are minors, Sixty-three (63) of these minors that are aged between 9-17 years were abducted by the Nigerian army after killing their Parents in the Zaria massacre and sent to prison. These 63 minors were later released on bail but they were yesterday charged to a Kaduna state High Court that was presided over by Justice Hannatu Balogun and charged with “culpable homicide” and the Nigerian regime is demanding a death sentence!
For my non-Nigerian audience, recently a Nigerian Court of Appeal upheld a 25-years sentence for some murderous #BokoHaram terrorists who had killed 1000s of innocent Nigerians, attacked Churches, Mosques, markets and other public places but here is the wicked, oppressive and tyrannical Nigerian regime under President Buhari demanding death sentence for 63 Shia Muslim minors whom the Nigerian army brutally murdered their Parents and dumped their dead bodies in mass Graves.
It is important to note that the Nigerian regime had already charged close to 200 Shia Muslims with “culpable homicide” and is demanding a death sentence for the killing of a manufactured soldier that they themselves killed. It is true that a certain soldier called “Yaqubu Dankaduna” was killed during the Zaria massacre but he was killed by friendly fire of the Nigerian army. The fact that he was killed by friendly fire was the reason why the Nigerian army did not announced his death during all their press statements and press releases after the Zaria massacre. Even when the Nigerian army Chief Buratai went to the Nigerian Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and made his presentation, he did not mentioned that a soldier was killed. When asked of the casualty list he said “only 7 Shiites were killed and 10 injured”.
But due to wickedness that is an embedded character of the Nigerian President Buhari and the quest to justify the Saudi petro-dollars they are expecting to receive as “settlement” for killing close to 1000 Shia Muslims and destroying the Husseiniyyah, our Nigerian oppressors had taken the Shia persecution to a new height by demanding death sentence for 63 minors that they brutally slaughtered their Parents and dumped their dead bodies in mass Graves.
Nigerians should ask this question that why is it that the Nigerian ruling cabal that is dominated by the corrupt Northern Nigerian elites treats the murderous BokoHaram terrorists with kid gloves and minimum force as confessed by President Buhari but brutally murdered Nigerian Shia Muslims that are always peaceful? It is also important to note that these corrupt Northern cabal are responsible for the wanton poverty, rampant unemployment and backwardness of Northern Nigeria as a region.
With every step that this corrupt Northern Nigerian cabal take since the Zaria massacre, the world sees the extend of their evil, wickedness and inhumanity. They ignorantly think that they can destroy an Idea by killings, bombings, destroying properties, burning people alive, burying people alive and using trump-up charges to imprisoned their victims. The heart is the station where Ideas are nurtured and cultivated, when the heart is killed it became seeds that will germinate again and again. This is how Ideas are developed throughout human history. Bombs, bullets and prisons have never defeat an Idea and that will not happen in Nigeria!
On a final note, I congratulate all on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of the beloved Grandson of Prophet Muhammad (sa), Imam Hussein (as). May God grant us the will to remain on his glorious path of resistance against tyranny and wicked oppression to the end of our lives!