We have received reports that Zaria Islamic Movement Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzayy lost three more of his sons who died of wounds from the invasion by the Nigerian Army on the group’s Islamic center and the leaders house between December 12th and the 14th.
One son, Sayyid Aliy died on the spot, the other two sustained gun shot wound and later passed. They had all come home visiting.
It would be the second time the leader would lose three of his sons in a Nigerian military raid. Last July under the then Goodluck Jonathan government, a similar military action on the group Muslims protesting Israeli occupation, three of the leader’s sons were killed, two summarily according to the group’s account.
In the current raid on the Islamic center and leader’s house, the victims allege that many of the casualties were executed by the army, not in the cause of battle, but after being arrested.
The victims also allege that the army burned and bulldozed down the center and Zakzaky’s house with everyone in it.
Sheikh Zakzaky’s daughter spoke out from Dubai in this video: