‘We Are Ready To Defend Our Religion With Our Blood’


Shi’te Women have held a peaceful procession in Jos, calling for the unconditional release of their leader, Shiek Ibrahim Zakzaky, his wife and their other members that were wounded and still in custody for them to receive proper treatment. The women also called for the release of the corpses of those that were killed so that they can be buried according to Islamic rite.

The women, who warned that they are ready to defend their religion with their blood, their lives and all their possessions, took off from their headquarters at Angwan Rogo and matched through Bauchi Road to the Central Mosque, with posters of their religious leader, chanting messages for his release and for justice to be done.

Speaking to journalists, Malama Hajiya Lubabatu Ladan, who led the women group said, “We are ready to use our blood, our life and all we have to defend our religion because that is what Allah has decreed and the Nigerian Army should know they have attacked harmless people and He would revenge for us.”