Kaduna Boils: Many feared dead as Shiites, military clash in Zaria

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky
Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

Several persons are feared dead after soldiers reportedly opened fire on members of the Islamic movement of Nigeria in their Husainiyya base in Zaria, Kaduna state.

A resident of the area, who claimed to have witnessed the incident, said a truckload of soldiers came to the Husainiya area and surrounded it and “all of a sudden we heard gun shots and many people died”.

“The soldiers are still there and they have evacuated some of the corpses while others were taken by the site members” the witness said.

Another witness told PREMIUM TIMES more than 20 corpses were laying on the ground.

“The soldiers have killed many people here, possibly up to 20,” he said. “The leader of the sect, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is leaving his home to where the soldiers are. He is saying he does not care if he is killed too.”

The spokesperson of the Army, Sani Usman, could not be reached for comments at this time.

The News Agency of Nigeria is however quoting Mr.Usman, a colonel, as saying the clash resulted from an assassination attempt on the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.

The Army spokesperson reportedly said it was some suspected shiites who first attacked the motorcade of Mr. Buratai, a lieutenant general.

PREMIUM TIMES is unable to independently confirm that version of event at this time.

There has been a history of violence between members of the movement and the military.

A similar clash last year led to the death of many members, including the sons of the movement’s leader, Ibrahim Zakzaky.

Details later..


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  • Nwa_Africa

    This man is another terrorist and the earlier the military take him away the better for the rest of us…………………….

    • moonwalker

      mumu, it is our undisciplined army that shoot at unarmed people that we should be terrified of. The are going to create another group of militants and the Shiites are not a group to mess with. If they like they walk from here to the moon so long as they don’t molest anybody, they should be left alone. If the army knew what they were doing this incident would not have happened. its always some poor idiots trying to show oga how loyal they are that would have started shooting. They better seek to make amends if not they cant handle the Shiites, bokoharam, Biafra, ND militants all together

      • Arrest warrant

        More soldiers ands volunteers will be screened and ready to fight for Nigeria…learn from Syria,if you still have remaining knowledge in DUMBO brain..ASS H***

  • Ashibogu

    After they will say Donald Trump is a religious bigot. Hilary Clinton should come and hear this story.

  • emmanuel

    Those who got Bokohari to Office are in for shockers. Fulanis are reckless, evil, violent and rebellious by all means.
    They prefer a Fulani from Chad, Niger, Mali or Senegal get a job in Nigeria before a non-Fulani Muslims.
    Donald Trump is the next USA president. We would have preferred Hillary, but Global events show that the earlier these monsters are tamed, the better.
    Canada has opened their doors to some of the refugee – I sorry for them
    People wen trek from Kano to Kaduna know what they are upto primitive war.

    • Ha

      Somebody in a remote Nigerian village with no light or pure drinking water but only lucky to get a small Tiger generator to switch on his computer is mentioning the next American President. Do you have any business with whoever is the American president? Even “We would have preferred Hilary…”. “WE”, please who?

  • Sean

    Terrorism in Nigeria

    • West

      IPOB and MASSOB are not terrorist group, they are just movement of confusion

  • DD

    These Shiites are too troublesome. Of what use is this annual jobless march from one city to another?

    The president should handle these ones carefully before they turn into another Boko Haram.

    • Mockme

      At least they are not Boko Haram nor IS or Al Qaeda

      • DD

        That’s how they always start “innocently.”

        • Mockme

          What I am saying is that the Sunnis are more prone to violence. Islam as religion is very edgy and in love with violence. But the Sunnis and their wahabbist ideology and theology have been more problematic to the world than any other group.

  • Muller Dieter

    so definitely it was the army General that order the shooting ,are these people the Boko Haram they ask him to eliminate ,they have failed to eliminate Boko Haram so long but they can shoot unarmed civilian now,The Army General should be call to answer questions

  • Excisionist

    Shiites are victims of Suni xenophobia and jingoism not just in Nigeria but all over the world. As long as they are peaceful, they have a right to worship like in any other religion and denomination. Sunis are the blood suckers of this world responsible for 99.99% of terrorism..