Zakzaky’s son, wife among hundreds of our members killed by Nigerian Army, Shiite group says

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky
Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Zeenat, the wife of the leader of Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim Zakzaky, and Aliy, Mr. Zakzaky’s son, were among the scores of people killed during a siege on the sect’s enclave by the Nigerian Army on Saturday, the group has said.

Three of Mr. Zakzaky’s sons had been killed in a similar attack by the Nigerian Army in July 2014.

The sect insists that its members did not attack the convoy of the Chief of Army staff, Tukur Buratai, as alleged by the Nigerian Army.

Several persons were killed Saturday afternoon after soldiers opened fire on members of the sect, who they said put up barricades and blocked the road to be used by the Army chief.

The Army also reportedly returned to the sect’s enclave known as Husainiyyah and the residence of Mr. Zakzaky late in the evening. A fresh encounter there led to the death of the immediate members of Mr. Zakzaky’s family and others in the house at the time.

The movement in a statement by Ibrahim Musa, head of its Media Forum, said apart from Mr. Zakzaky’s son and wife, other prominent leaders of the group were also killed.

“In the mean time, leading members of the Islamic Movement and other members as well, have been killed by the soldiers including the leader of the Kano Center, Muhammad Turi, Mustapha Sa’eed, Ibrahim Usman and Jummai Gilima.

“The sporadic killings took place at three different locations that include the residence of the revered leader of the Movement at Gyallesu, the Husainiyya Bakiyatullah at the GRA and the Darur Rahma located along Zaria-Jos road where many armless people were killed.

“The killing was so brutal at Gyallesu that even those injured in the shooting were identified and killed in cold blood by the soldiers. And as at the time of writing this press release, the victims run into their hundreds, if not thousands.

“Considering the gross violation of fundamental human rights and extra-judicial killings perpetrated by the Nigerian Army, the Islamic Movement hereby condemns these unjustifiable acts.

“We state categorically that the claim by the Army that Members of the Movement attempted to assassinate the Chief of Army Staff was a blatant lie as the army came back to launch their attack more than an hour after the COAS had passed.

“Clearly, the Nigerian government through its military is now on rampage, in an all out war with the Islamic movement, its members and structures.

“The scale of this attack would suggest it was meticulously planned by authorities and now being executed ruthlessly. The alleged attack on COAS Burutai was just an alibi.

“Therefore, with all pointers at the government as the contractor of the killings, we hereby call on well meaning Nigerians and the international community to intervene and seek redress for the victims and their family members as many innocent people have unjustifiably been killed and many others severely injured,” the statement said.

It also said after the onslaught on Mr. Zakzaky’s residence on Saturday, it does not know his whereabouts.

Why we laid siege

On its part, the Nigerian Army has stated its version of what led to Saturday’s violence describing the clashes between its troops and followers of Mr. Zakzaky as “most unfortunate”.

The spokesperson of the Army, Sani Usman, in a statement on Sunday said although the Nigerian constitution guarantees the rights of any group of persons including members of the Islamic Movement to hold a peaceful march or procession unhindered, it also guarantees other people’s rights of way on public highways.

“It is important to note that over the years this group has subjected ordinary citizens using public roads to untold hardship, delays, threats and disruption simply because they insist on using public space irrespective of inconvenience and hardship on other law abiding citizens and motorists. This cannot be tolerated and must stop,” he said.

Mr. Usman, who did not comment on the number of people killed or arrested, said as soon as order is restored in Zaria and its environs, the police will conduct an enquiry and the public will be informed.

“In the meantime, the public is advised to go about their lawful business and report any suspicious persons or incidents to the police,” he said.

While the Islamic Movement said it was unaware of the whereabouts of its leader, and the Army kept mum about him, the Kaduna State Governor has said he knows where Mr. Zakzaky is.

Governor, Nasir El-Rufai said he visited Zaria where he met with the Army Chief, Buratai, and he spoke to the leader of the sect, Sheikh Zakzaky.

He said he appealed for calm and peace.

The governor in a statement by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, said “the situation is calm and security has been beefed up in Zaria.”

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  • IGWE 1 OF PDP

    apc useless government, killing innocent people

  • jon

    Do not trouble, trouble – until trouble, troubles you. President Saddam Husein of Iraq was tried, convicted and hanged for a revenge attack similar to this.

  • Debekeme

    IPOB and other destabilizing forces,take note.

    As you can see, the Government is only tolerating your excesses for reasons of diplomacy.

    Please do not cross the red line. Do not think you are too brave.

    You are not structured or have the critical wide support to withstand the onslaught of the Federal might.

    Don’t let innocent blood spill for nothing. There will be no Biafra. Accept that and dont spill blood over a dream that will never be realized.

    • Yusuf

      this incident is not a rehearsal man, it only shows how unprofessional our security system is, and how less of a value our leaders have for our lives. what is difficult in arresting and prosecuting people for disruption of law and order

    • True Nigerian

      A country sor its army should never kill innocent people in this way. It is a gross violation of human conscience. I’m surprised that you don’t see that. I am really disappointed that your reasoning is this bad.

      The risk of what our shameless army has done is that a people oppressed in this heinous way might resort to self-help. This killing is grossly disproportionate and unlawful. It doesn’t show the strength of our army. It shows the stoopidity and weakness of our army.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Flexing muscles against unarmed civilians but fleeing from Boko-haram. Shame on you…and do you really know what can happen if every one of those victims had a Kalashnikov in hand ? be careful what you ask for,stop issuing threats to civil society,those soldiers are paid with our tax money you brainless poop !!

    • Burbank

      If it was in Russia, Putin would have use artillery bombardment by now.

  • Yusuf

    i wonder why the Nigerian army would have to provoke this people. is this killing necessary? what is brave about carrying AK74 to confront small boys that at best will carry stone and machetes. what is difficult in arresting and prosecuting these people. The first day of this crises it was alleged that this people were violent and bout 7 people died, the next day they were followed to their own houses and much more people died. If heads do not roll in the army I will never take Buhari serious again

    • Walter Debosky

      Nothing will happen, the Sunni are trying to oppress the Shites, and majority of moderate Muslims support them,shows how sunni Muslims value people that differ from them in belief

  • Gambo

    Man, you don’t know this guy. Abacha jailed him. He doesn’t give the emir of Zaria the right of way. Last year under Jonathan three of his sons were killed and now this! Zakzaky and his followers have no respect for civil authority. I think they want to create a caliphate just like BH. Zakzaky is a first class graduate of ABU Zaria. His ancestor was a very close associate of Usmanu Danfodio and was sent to Zaria to co-run Zaria by Usmanu Danfodio. His name Zakzaky basically means Zaria. He’s got hundreds of thousands of followers I think. They block the road and do not care about how they cause trouble for others. They’ve done this for decades. They’ve even blocked the emir of Zaria, so it is really easy to believe the army, really. That’s not an excuse for such killings however, but come to think of it, it is almost a declaration of war to hinder the chief of the army in that manner. Imagine the psychological import of blocking off the army chief in Zaria? Close to the gate of Nigeria Army Depot. That depot you’ve always heard about is in the environs of where this blockade happened, within less than a 3 kilometer radius. That’s where the Nigeria Military School is too. Armed Forces Command and Staff College is about 50 kilometers away. 1 Division Nigerian Army is about a 100 kilometers away. Nigeria Defense Academy is also about a 100 kilometers away as well. A major Nigeria Airforce Base is also about 100 kilometers away. The group was said to be armed too.
    It’d be great to hear from neutral witnesses but I wouldn’t be surprised if there are none because these guys take over that road and people are scared to get close. They dress in black.
    Let me give you a picture of that road. It is the main artery in Zaria. You can’t get through Zaria without getting on all or part of that road, so it’s understandable that the army chief was on that road. If you are involved in commerce in Zaria you’ll likely be on that road. They hold their very frequent campaigns on that road because their facility which came up about 10 years ago is on that road. That facility is so small it cannot handle a secondary school with more than 3000 students yet that is where thousands flock to daily, with no regard for other commuters. There’s so much space in Zaria that they need not constrain the society and themselves by using that facility. Imagine blocking Oworonsoki in Lagos or a part or 3rd Mainland Bridge. Or imagine blocking Apapa or CMS deliberately! All oLagos will find it hard that day. Sincerely, this is no hyperbole. That’s what these guys do regularly.
    Well, I’m not sure I quite agree with the killings but this is a background to how these guys operate. I once lived in Zaria for about a decade.
    Sooner or later I believe, these guys would have been a thorn in our flesh. They’re supported by Iran being one of the few bastions of Shia in Africa. The brotherhood in Egypt has been repressed for decades, but see what Morsi unleashed in only a few months in power!? The majority of his followers are artisans. The educated ones sit on the hierarchy as usual. But thank God their top brass always come out to take the bullet. Thank God Zakzaky has been arrested.

    • amazing2012

      Then his wife, his son and hundreds members will be killed ?

  • amazing2012

    o because of blocking road, you killed his members, his wife, his son? You can’t take them to court ? Throughout your report you did not mention how many soldiers were killed or wounded by the sect members or any weapon found with them.
    Those responsible should be brought to book !
    Now that you demolished his house and arrest him are you bringing to court on what charges ?
    Army has now become investigators of crime and proscutors !!
    It is a shame to those parading themselves as professionals to be shushing human right.
    Idiots they run away from Boko haram but they are busy killing innocent civilians.

    • Walter Debosky

      Leave them, Syria and Yemen is there for example, they will not listen,when the war starts,they will know, they are beating the drums of war,soon they will dance to it’s music

    • Otile

      You must be an intolerant Shiite as Imam himself. You people are terrible.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    NOW EVERY NIGERIAN CAN SEE WHY NO RESPECTABLE COUNTRY WILL BE COMFORTABLE SELLING WEAPONS TO THE NIGERIAN MILITARY.

    An army famous for running away and abandoning weapons in the face of armed terrorists but very quick in shooting unarmed civilians in a habitual and unrepentant manner.

    The recent spike in military killings of civilians is systemic,it is an order from the c-in-c….as simple as that,he never comments after each orgy of killing hence he supports it and watch out,he will not comment.

    • Sadiq Garba

      Is this why jonathan resorted to black market option?

      • Burbank

        Woooooo…nasty nasty
        What black market – Dasuki sent the money to AIT and ThisDay for Jonathan campaign advertisements.

  • Dan maikoko

    We must bring this Zakzaky of a man to justice and under the law, definitely not by killing members of the sect but by trying them in a court of law for breach of peace and disobeying constituted authority. This same show of force created the boko haram problem.

    • Walter Debosky

      I wonder why you can’t empathise with a man whose three sons were killed earlier, another son killed with his wife? Yemen, Syria are still fighting, the Sunni and Shites war you want to start in Nigeria, Allah help you

      • Dan maikoko

        It better to nib a violent movement in the bud before we have another insurgency in our hands. BTW I dont support the killings but you have to be on an important journey or on emergency trip to know how devastating an encounter with the Shii convoy can be. Imagine closing the Kano-Zaria high way for days.

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          There is no report of any soldier killed or injured !! Stop making up stories to justify mass extra-judicial murder of your fellow citizens,try and thread the path of morality because it might be your turn tomorrow .

          Wall street was occupied by protesters for weeks,the most important financial district on earth and hong-kong financial district had a major highway occupied by sit-down protesters for many weeks. NO LIFE WAS LOST TILL THE PROTESTERS WERE CONVINCED TO EVACUATE.

          • Dan maikoko

            Morality! Why bring that? Well if the US COAS were to be passing through wall street and some miscreant protesters blocked him with stones and cutlasses the story will be radically different from your “no life lost” story. Face the truth every nigerian must live under the law.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Is Buratai above the law,does the law permit extra-judicial murder ? what happened to due process of trial which is stated as a right to every accused suspect,what happened to arrest,what happened to other forms of crowd control like tear gas ?

            I wonder what exactly flows in your veins,is it blood ?

          • Dan maikoko

            Yep its blood type O+. Understand that Burutai was upholding the law by opening a thoroughfare for the public. The blockade by the Shii was illegal.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Then after killing people to open up the road he proceeded to the Shiite HQ to open up the roads as well and killed more then he proceeded to the house of Zakzaky and opened up further roads by killing his wife and child………how nice of Buratai.

          • Dan maikoko

            No you got it wrong he went to those places to ensure all threats to the main arterial road in Zaria has been neutralized. Buhari as GOC went into Tchad territory for an incursion by Tchadian forces into Nigeria. That was right and in the military it is a very responsible act aimed at ensuring that future confrontations and loss of lives and property will only happen in the territory of the invader. The US took Quantanamo for the same reasons. If you dont push further from the territory you want to secure then you are malignant dumb!

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            All this against unarmed civilians living free in a democratic country ? You have clearly left the realms of sanity,you logic is assuming pitiable proportions ….bye.

          • Dan maikoko

            Yep against unarmed civilians having the power to block roads for millions of commuters and attack the COAS who was passing by with clubs, stones, cutlasses and yes guns!

          • Burbank

            “All this against unarmed civilians living free in a democratic country?”
            Ever heard of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
            Ever heard of Grozny in Russia?

          • Burbank

            @tawanda have no idea of military operations – you want the threats to regroup and consolidate?

            That’s exactly what happened with Boko Haram; GEJ allowed them to regroup, reluctant to send in the army (“Boko Haram is our siblings – GEJ Aug 2, 2012”) and look at the BH monster today.

          • Burbank

            Good point.

          • Gabriel Olasebikan

            Dan maikoko,forget TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO. He is not a witness to the menace of these people.If by chance he encountered these :above the law people”,he will be among those commending the army.

          • Burbank

            So only if a soldier is killed, then and only then you can shoot at them.
            Tell that to Obama and Putin with their drones.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      The Nigerian constitution guarantees freedom of religious worship,these people were not armed and we all know that Shiites usually march during their religious rituals. The army chief was in a bullet proof car with a heavily armed convoy so tell me how these people could have just planned to assassinate him in broad daylight with their bare hands ?

      Let’s be rational here,those army killers must be brought to book not Zakzaky whose family has been all murdered without consequences,the shiite HQ destroyed,up to a hundred shiites killed and all for what ? blocking the road !!

      President Jonathan was attacked twice in northern Nigeria but not a soul was shot at,so under the present fascist dispensation,a whole village will be killed if such an event should take place. I know you to be reasonable and I am surprised that you made no mention of the army bringing culprits to book.

      • Walter Debosky

        Difficult to hide the Sunni and Shites division, it must show!

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          This whole thing is systemic,that is the reason why soldiers shoot at civilians. Soldiers take orders and if they are warned never to shoot at unarmed civilians ,they will not.

          I am aware that the international community is taking note of all this and Amnesty international now has an office in Nigeria . The Biafran agitators also have a direct line to the Hague and information travels so fast that no government on earth can control it.

          • Walter Debosky

            Ideally in saner climes the COAS should hand in his resignation letter, for the loss of lives ,leave them they are fanning the embers of war,when it blows up in the face,they will know, shows how peaceful they are,Yemen and Syria are examples of their handiwork!

          • Dan maikoko

            So you want the COAS to resign because he ordered the clearing of an illegally blocked road? Do you know how many people can die from that? Think about how other countries will perceive our armed forces if Burutai were to sit on the highway blocked by a religious procession.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            President Jonathan’s convoy was twice attacked in northern Nigeria yet not a bullet was fired. Who is Burutai to kill hundreds of Nigerians without trial because of how he will be viewed by “other countries” ? Your mentality is slavish and unfit for purpose in a democratic society. !!

          • Dan maikoko

            And for six years boko haram reigned supreme while Jonathan sits and beg those who attacked his convoy. Now we have a real president and a real COAS Shekau could no longer cut a video. Perception my friend is the key to understanding what a man is made of.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            More Nigerians have been abducted and more than 2300 killed in the 6 months of the rudderless Buhari regime…an all time high and you are here talking of videos.

          • Dan maikoko

            Stay on point. I refuse to be dragged away from the topic here and its the SHII illegal blockade.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            It was you who digressed.

          • Dan maikoko

            By introducing “rudderless Buhari regime”. Look Tawanda I cant get you to see the truth and what is right so I retire.

          • Burbank

            It’s ok.
            He’s been vainly trying to ensure PDP’s continued misrule and corruption of Nigeria, even when his village has no potable water.

          • Burbank

            And 15,000 – 20,000 Nigerians died under Jonathan.

          • Walter Debosky

            Truly Nigeria is a zoo,this is when we will know if Sai baba is for everyone!

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            In normal climes,the presidency would have at least issued a statement but nothing has come from Aso-rock….is that not enough for any tom,dick and harry to decipher that the matter is systemic ?

          • Dan maikoko

            Its a local issue within the vicinity and under the domain and territorial control of the Nigerian Army. Not even the Kaduna state governor has issued a statement. Get the context of this whole issue Tawanda if you want to be objective.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            If one American or British is killed in suspicious circumstances,the leaders of those countries speak up but here we have a riot situation and hundreds killed brutally in an extra-judicial manner yet this president keeps mute.

            I have an explanation,both El-Rufai and Buhari are SUNNI so one can safely assume religious prejudice as the only tenable reason for their silence……it is un-natural.

          • Dan maikoko

            Looks like you dont listen to the news. The army has issued at least 3 Statements on the issue. Bush does not brief the world on issues of Iraq during the war, the army commander in iraq does that. This is war Tawanda.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            This is not war,Zakzaky is not Boko-haram and is not armed,it is mass murder ordered by Buhari and his COAS !!

          • Dan maikoko

            If you think an unarmed gang can stop the COAS than you have lost it. SR was just regurgitating what the Shia spokesman said here.

          • Burbank

            He believed he can stop the earth from rotating

          • Burbank

            If is is mass murder, then use your hotline to the Hague, NOW. Then Buhari will be jailed by ICC today and Nnamdi Kanu can be biafra president tomorrow.

            Since you just posted above that
            “I am aware that THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS TAKING NOTE OF ALL THIS
            AND AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL NOW HAS AN OFFICE IN NIGERIA . The Biafran
            agitators also have A DIRECT LINE TO THE HAGUE and information travels
            so fast that no government on earth can control it.”

          • Burbank

            He’s being @tawanda; facts are dangerous to him.

          • Burbank

            And yet in your post above you said the following – “I am aware that the international community is taking note of all this and Amnesty international now has an office in Nigeria . The Biafran agitators also have a direct line to the Hague and information travels so fast that no government on earth can control it.”

            What an irony!

          • Walter Debosky

            So the the 100s of lives lost,children left as orphans,wives left as widows broken dreams, shattered lives ,dude where is your humanity?all for what? To correct a perceived slight ? Allah ba mu sa!

          • kurt

            Do not worry, Dan one day the clearing could be one member of your family or even you, most Nigerians have sold their soul to the devil, 100+ lives wasted and you see it as clearing the road

          • Burbank

            If you don’t block the road, why should Buratai asked you to clear the road?

          • Burbank

            @walter was saying that it is ok for Nigeria to be ridiculed by the world, for an army chief to be blocked and made to sit on the road.

          • Burbank

            “The Biafran agitators also have a direct line to the Hague and
            information travels so fast that no government on earth can control it.”

            And Nnamdi Kanu is still caged in my zoo.

      • kurt

        I could remember you lending support to the same army and asking them to crush Biafran separatist ( i am sorry if i am wrong), now you are condemning the same army for extra judicial killing, You see where everyone in the so called Nigeria (zoo) should condemn in the strongest term the killing, In a functional society, the army shouldn’t even be on the street, I have lived in a country for 5 year where i never seen any uniformed army man on the street, yet they have one of the strongest military in the world

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Your memory is not fit for purpose. My father fought for Biafra till he was captured and imprisoned,I can never support the zoo army against my people.

          • kurt

            my mistake bro, sorry for that, we are on the same course, Thanks for the correction

      • Burbank

        “so under the present fascist dispensation,a whole village will be killed if such an event should take place.”

        How many villages were destroyed in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings?

    • Awesome Storm

      Please don’t put Zakzaky and BH in the same sentence. They are as opposite as two sides of a magnet! Why do you want to bring him to law? He is not a threat or a problem to anyone. He just wants to be able to live and practice his religion freely, like everyone else. Boko Haram, on the other hand, need to be rounded up and executed.

      • Sadiq Garba

        If it is true that you suggest the rounding up to BH, then you’re not fair if you ask for sparing El-zakzaky group.

        • Burbank

          Gbam

      • Burbank

        Anyone that threatened Nigeria must be either be killed on the field or be executed by the court.
        Our Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2012 signed into law by Jonathan imposed the death penalty on militants for terrorism.

    • Burbank

      If they had not posed a threat to Nigeria, Buratai will let them live in peace.
      But since they wanted to fight Buratai, the army chief had no choice but to put on his boxing gloves.

  • Otile

    It appears the majority of Muslims in Nigerian army are Shiites like Imam Buhari. These Islamic zealots are trigger happy with utter disregard for peoples human rights. One can hear one aboki Usman vaunting threats to civilians as if he is the head of Police. Before long they will drag Imam Buhari to the Hague for human rights abuses. Let him learn from Taylor, Qaddafi, Mobutu, and Sadam.

    • kurt

      please understand that majority of Muslims in Nigeria are Sunnis, they consider Shiites as infidel or heretics, Shiites are generally peaceful, on like their Sunni sect, all terrorist are Sunnis Muslims, ( alqeada , isis, hamas, bokoharam, ashababe or whatever is their real spelling, I am a Biafran, i condemn in the strongest term the killing of this innocent unarmed people, this is why we decided to stay on our own, If you dont condemn them, well God forbid who knows where else the killing will happen?

      • Burbank

        Shekau is a VERY peaceful man – he kills Nigerians peacefully.

    • Burbank

      If that’s the case, is Buhari witch-hunting?
      Nnamdi Kanu is still caged in my zoo.

  • Elder

    THE NIGERIAN ARMY CANNOT AFFORD TO BE A BELLIGERENT IN ANOTHER ISLAMIST WAR
    IN NORTHERN NIGERIA. BOKO HARAM IS ENOUGH CHALLENGE FOR THE NIGERIAN ARMY.

    • Burbank

      So just because of Boko Haram, all actions against those who terrorised Nigeria must stop?

  • Scatter

    COLD BLOODED MASSACRE. ARMY CHIEF TUKUR BURUTAI MUST GO AND GO NOW! THE ARMY KILLERS AND WHOEVER GAVE THEM THE ORDER TO EXECUTE DEFENCELESS CITIZENS EXTRA-JUDICIALLY MUST FACE THE FULL WRATH OF THE LAW.

    PMB MUST INSTITUTE A HIGH-POWERED JUDICIAL INQUIRY NOW.

    • NoPeaceInOurTime

      Nigerians are cold blooded. Read the comments and tell me if there is any hope for a nation like this?

      • uduakomiri

        If you attack a US general whether with stones or kpof kpof so long as you happen to be a known trouble maker and an islamist for that matter, you are gonna get one thing for certain, plenty of lead! El zakzaky has always been a trouble maker simply because he receives the backing of Iran and he goes about town feeling like a heavyweight boxer. Anyone who is so stubborn to create an enabling environment for violence which often leads to the loss of lives deserves the same treatment for which he unleashes on others. Zak zaky alone and his group have caused the deaths of hundreds of innocent people in the north. He too deserves to meet the same treatment. Anyway, what did he expect when he challenged the COAS to a gun battle? No one throws a punch and then expects a hug. It never happens

        • f

          shut up uduakokoloko with you monkey name. go back to worshipping isis and boko haram

      • Scatter

        There is hope provided we strive always to firmly oppose wrongdoing and do what is sensible and proper.

  • bikky

    Please who can explain these Shitte type of Islam and mode of their services, please what is the difference between them and NASFAT that has turned Sunday to their worship day and usually block road too.

    • Awesome Storm

      What is your problem with religious diversity?

      • Burbank

        Good points.

    • Burbank

      www. nasfat. org

  • Mephistoheles

    MASSOB, take note!
    A word is supposedly enough for the wise.
    In your own case, maybe we will have to say it 146 times.

    Herer we go: “Massob, take note” x 146

    • Burbank

      LOLz….
      Buratai will soon pay a courtesy call to Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, with an AK-47

  • luvnaija

    The Army ask for Mr Ibrahim Elzakzaky, If he was a law abiding citizen, he would have given himself up for investigation and his lawyers taken over rather from day one rather than have his supporters engage the the Mighty Nigerian Army. May the souls of the departed R.I.P

    • truth

      The “mighty nigerian army” ? Are you kidding me? This so called mighty army is in bed with boko haram and therefore done nothing to stop them.Instead of killing innocent unarmed people, maybe your mighty army should worry about boko haram. Nigerian army=terrorists

  • uduakomiri

    This el zakzaky needs one solution: bullet to the crown of the head. Hasn’t Nigeria tolerated this guy enough? When some youths protest in the south under whatever guise be it Biafra, Ijaw, Ogoni rights, OPC etc the government simply uses a massive force to shut these groups up killing at times unarmed civilians. Meanwhile up north, when lawless groups such as the Shiites who are heavily armed and violent embark of murderous, violent marches unleashing death and destruction on anyone who do not agree with them the Nigerian government simply plays dumb. The reaction of the Nigerian forces to northern and southern protests reinforces the belief that Nigeria is simply an unequal country where certain groups from certain religions are treated with kid gloves over more serious unlawful behaviours while groups from other parts of the country, especially the south embark on even the most harmless forms of protest, the manner the government responds with brutal force simply gives the impression of slave-master relationship!
    El zakzaky has been causing all manners of trouble in the north for over 20 years now spreading fear, threatening Christians and some Muslims who do not accept his twisted version of islam yet no one has bothered to arrest him the way most southern activists are easily rounded up and detained without trial.
    Give zakzaky the same treatment as Kanu of Biafra!

    • Burbank

      Gbam.

  • Burbank

    “although the Nigerian constitution guarantees the rights of any group of persons including members of the Islamic Movement to hold a peaceful march or procession unhindered, it also guarantees other people’s rights of way on public highways.”

    Wipe out those who thinks that hoodlums can controlled our streets and put Nigeria to ransom, under the guise of freedom of speech.

    • The Knights Templer

      No one uses that symbol (the cross) in vain and survives. You are bring a curse on yourself and your entire family. Be warned.

    • The Knights Templer

      No one uses that symbol (the cross) in vain and survives. You are bringing a curse on yourself and your entire family. Be warned !.

      • Burbank

        Using the cross now brings a curse?

        May God protects and bless you and your family

  • arfat

    Chief Ralph Uwazuruike is a corrupt man. he took millions from suadi king to kill them

  • Dan Hausa

    Fulani (Suni) bullying Hausa (Shiite) and gloating . . . The days of recorning are coming . . .

    • mike

      Only few thousands (5 thousands) are shias from Hausa. All others are Sunni’s. HAUSA is a Sunni tribe.

      • BankyMons

        Hausa cannot be a sunni tribe. Hausa was there before islam was brought by usman danfodio who fought and conquered Hausa people,,,,learn your history Mr man.

  • mike

    i am a sunni muslim and i consider Iran and all shia’s are terrorists. See what is going in Iraq, Syria, Lebnon and Yemen. All this happening in the region is because these terrorist shia’s. Shia only want to fight and kill Sunni’s everywhere. Please Nigeria, be aware, otherwise, your whole country will be in trouble as Iraq, Syria and Yemen is in.

    • Jesus

      As Kurt said, all terrorist are Sunnis Muslims, ( alqeada , isis, hamas, bokoharam, ashababe or whatever is their real spelling).

      • mike

        Hizbullah, Ansarullah, Alqudus Irani brigade, Iraqi shia Militia’s , Syrian shia government, Irani terrorist government. All these are the biggest terrorists of earth nowadays.

      • mike

        And not forget ISIS is made in Iran ( the biggest terrorist government which is threat to the whole human kind)

  • mike

    What the army did was 100% right. You have to stop this evil sect before it spreads like a cancer in the Islamic world.