Islamic Movement of Nigeria reacts to Garba Shah’s comments

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SHAFAQNA – A spokesperson for Nigerian President Buhari, Garba Shehu, said on Tuesday while addressing State House correspondents on the “successes” made by the Muhammadu Buhari administration since coming to power in 2015 that the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, is still in detention for “his own safety”.

On 12-14 December, 2015 President Buhari sent heavily-armed Soldiers to the house of Sheikh Zakzaky where they brutally killed hundreds of his followers, rained bullets on him and his wife, burnt defenseless Nigerians alive, killed his three (3) children, burnt his sister and young Nephew alive and burnt down the whole house. Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife today have spend exactly 526 days in illegal detention incommunicado despite a competent Court order to free them. But the same murderous criminals and barbaric savages who committed such monumental inhumanity are telling Nigerians that because “they love Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife they are protecting them for their own safety”.

WHO ARE THOSE THAT THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT IS “PROTECTING” SHEIKH ZAKZAKY FROM?

Spokesperson of President Buhari said “the fear of the government was that there would be a breakdown of law and order if Mr. Zakzaky was allowed to go home. Government has a responsibility to ensure his safety.”

The question we ask Mr. Shehu is that who attacked the residence of Sheikh Zakzaky? Who attacked and destroyed with bombs and grenades the Iconic Husseiniyya that was the biggest in Africa? Who attacked the #IMN cemetery, destroyed the graves and killed hundreds of innocent Nigerian civilians? Who took hundreds of murdered and wounded Nigerians 100KM away and wickedly dumped their dead bodies in mass graves at night to bury the evidences? Who abducted the survivors and dumped them in Kaduna Central Prison with most of them with gun shot wounds unkept and untreated that led to the death of some? Who took these survivors to court by fabricating fraudulent and trump-up charges against them and is demanding death sentence for hundreds of them? Who paid for the massive campaign of calunmy and demonization against Sheikh Zakzaky, Shia Islam, IMN and Iran? Who recently called Sheikh Zakzaky “Animal” in ChannelsTV interview that shocked the presenter and Nigerians? Please Nigerians ask Mr Shehu this final question “are all these and more part of the ‘love’ for Sheikh Zakzaky and his family by the Nigerian government?”

It is important for President Buhari and his murderous cabal to understand that they did not slaughtered 1000+ animals during the Zaria massacre though one of the murderous criminals called Sheikh Zakzaky “Animal”. President Buhari and his murderous cabal slaughtered 1000+ innocent Nigerian children, women, the aged and men then wickedly dumped their dead bodies in mass graves at night. They wickedly deprived innocent Nigerians of their lives and inhumanly separated them from their loved ones forever. They went to the extent of denying those bereaved Nigerians the right to give their murdered love ones proper Islamic burial. This is the peak of wickedness and inhuman barbarism by men who are absolute evil.

The brutal and inhuman Zaria massacre was an evil foreign imperialist agenda that has the savage Saudi regime as a front to kill Sheikh Zakzaky, destroy IMN, kill the leading lights of IMN and demonize Shia Islam. When the massacre was in progress prominent Nigerians that included former President Obasanjo called President Buhari and warned him of the consequences of killing Sheikh Zakzaky. The peaceful #Resistance of IMN foiled this evil agenda. IMN behave in the most civilize manner despite genocidal attacks, persecution and massive Provocations by the Nigerian government and bloodthirsty Wahhabi savages.

If we may ask Mr Shehu who are those Nigerians that will attack Sheikh Zakzaky if release? Our Nigerian Christian brothers and sisters will not attack Sheikh Zakzaky. Mr Shehu should go to Twitter and see that the leading campaigners of #FreeZakzaky are Nigerian Christians. They do not only campaign for justice and his freedom but they organize FreeZakzaky protests and attend such protests and rallies. Our Sunni brothers and sisters will not attack Sheikh Zakzaky. Sheikh Zakzaky always have brotherly relations with Sunni scholars. IMN and our Sunni brothers and sisters use to organize joint programs especially during the Birth anniversary of the most beloved of God, Prophet Muhammad (sa). Then the bloodthirsty Wahhabi savages who are supporters of #ISIS, #AlQaeda and the savage Saudi regime. Despite their intolerance, hate and evil intentions these bloodthirsty savages never attacked Sheikh Zakzaky in the past then why will they attack him now?

On a final note, President Buhari and his murderous cabal are desperately looking for ways to bury the Zaria massacre just like they buried the victims. Continue Illegal detention of Sheikh Zakzaky exposes their lack of respect for Human Rights of persecuted Nigerians and to release him will open their inhumanity due to world media attention. But they must release him as that is justice and no oppression last forever.

By Harun Elbinawi

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