Zaria killings: El-Zakzaky reports Nigerian government to UN Rights Commission

Ibraheem El-Zakzaky
Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, led by prominent cleric, Ibraheem El- Zakzaky, has reported the Nigerian government to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, UNHRC, in Geneva, Switzerland, over the killing of its members.

Over 30 members of the group were shot dead in July by Nigerian soldiers. Three of those killed were Mr. El- Zakzaky’s sons.

In a statement Friday by its leader, Ibrahim Usman, the Islamic Movement said the presentation by the leader before the world body was facilitated by the fact-finding team of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, IHRC.

It said the presentation to the Commission was made through skype because its leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky was denied visa to personally attend the special session of the UNHRC.

About 35 members of the IMN, which is also known as Shiite Movement, were killed by soldiers last July during the group’s procession in Zaria, Kaduna State, to mark the annual International Quds Day.

Among those mowed down by the soldiers were Mr. Zakzaky’s three biological sons, Mahmud, Ahmad and Hamid as well as 32 other members of the Islamic Movement.

Mahmud was a student of Almustapha University, Beirut, Ahmad a Chemical Engineering student of Shenyang University, China and Hamid an Aeronautical Engineering student of Xiang University, also in China.

A fourth son of the cleric, Ali, was shot in the leg. He survived, and is in hospital.

The group said it was not satisfied with the way the matter was handled by the Nigerian authorities hence it decided to take it to the UNHRC.

After the shooting, President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly called Mr. El- Zakzaky to express his condolences and appeal for calm, but the cleric turned down the appeal, asking for justice.


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  • King Carlos

    And our government blames the US government for blocking their arms purchases. Maybe we need to let Jonathan know that the US congress is different from the thieves in Abuja, they can never sign off to a arms deal that would later be used to kill innocent people.

    It’s so amazing that Nigerians have totally forgotten about these killings, we have to raise our voices to condemn extra judicial killings. These are the things that breed terrorism/insurgency, that’s the way Muhammed Yusuf was killed unconstitutionaly.

    The government of Jonathan knows that Nigerians forget things easily, and we don’t seem to care about others so far we are not affected directly. That’s why we have to do away with religious and ethnic sentiments to fight for our human rights collectively.

    And gradually, the news about the money caught in SA is fading, and it will soon become a thing of the past. These things and more brings tears to my eyes as a Nigerian. I just hope we can make a choice with our votes in 2015.

    • Alcindo Satori

      …and you will die an hungry and angry man. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • amazing2012

    We are disunited by religion and ethnic sentiment which made all of us to be victims of extra judicial killings and we see nothing about it. We are all victims of injustice perpetrated by Nigerian securities. Unless we unite for justice, equity and fairness masses will still remain victims of failed leadership. APO 6,APO17,ZARIA 30, ENUGU 1( the boy coming back from church on a bike, pursued and shot by police In Front of his mum) thereafter the police placed Indian hemp and razor blade that he attack them. Another Igbo boy kept In life camp police station for 13 years in suspension of robbery, Muhammed yusuf of Boko haram, portharcout student massacre with police among, lagos Aja DPO killing of groom to be in 2013 etc
    Injustice on one is injustice to all, we are all victims!

    • Main Man

      Leave them so that the earthquake will overwhelm them while they keep numbing their brains!

  • Nwa Aba #Lets Break Up Now

    sick and tired with my wife i will reports her to UN Rights Commission

    • Main Man

      Imagine that pastor Ayedepo’s three sons should be killed at a go by a blood tasty government without even an arrest of any of the officers who took part in it? Exactly the way they escalated the boko haram issue which have thrown Nigeria into a dire state.

      • sharp shape

        If he adeboye takes up arms against the state may 10 times what happened to this confused cleric happen to him ! Smishhhhhhh !

      • Otile

        The good Pastor has caused no known riot in Nigeria.

        • Main Man

          Did you know that killing and murder comes in different style? The one who was involved in arms deal; the one that killed more than 80 people in Lagos recently to you are not murderers?

          • Otile

            Is that how you are going to justify Boko Haram Islamic terrorism ravaging the land?

          • Ummitah Abubakar

            Boko Haram are Jonathan’s creation, supported by Ihejirika and armed by Oritsejafor. Jonathan himself said they are his siblings. Obasanjo said that on his letter. We all know ur plans but I am asuring u that u will not succeed. Islam and Muslims will remain great all over the world.

          • Otile

            By force of arms? That’s like robbery under arms. That’s not from Allah.

  • Garden-City Boy

    The U.N. Rights Commission has better things to do with their time than waste it on reports of wretched, foolhardy mullahs who brought their woes upon themselves.

    • Main Man

      That man you are cloned to look down on is a first class degree holder from ABU Zaria. You were all waiting for him to take arms against the state so as to use that as a yard stick to kill more Muslims. Now thst he is following a better approach you people are jittery.

      • sharp shape

        We dare him ! Gone are the days when people gave a hoot ! May he take up arm and further deplete your scanty population ! Nobody has a monopoly of violence

      • Bigzy

        This man that you are descrbing like the best thing since sliced bread has form for sedition. In this regard, “Zakzaky was jailed several times on charges of sedition by successive Nigerian regimes in the 1980s and 1990s.”. As such, you will do well to stop pretending that he is a choir boy.

        • Main Man

          Even if he was a criminal, is that a reason why his 3 sons will be killed and 32 more people? Sometimes most of you take absurdities to be a normal thing. Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone, powered by Easyblaze

          • Bigzy

            The law must always take its cause. The previous crimes of this man involved inciting religious violence. Why were they carrying guns on a “peaceful” match?

      • Garden-City Boy

        My observation has nothing to do with whether or not he has an ABU degree. After all we know about the “QUOTA-FEDERAL CHARACTER” system and how it works. Some VCs of that same ABU are known possess no credible CVs. Yet they are bandied around as “PROFESSORS”. So, my dear awsua friend, don’t even go there.
        Your man man, Zakzaky is a notorious islamist extremist known to have incited his followers to commit deadly violence against Christians. Don’t pretend to be ignorant of that. He felt so above the law that he armed his pathetic sons with AK-47s to confront soldiers of the Nigerian Army. Are you not out of your mind trying to justify the lawless behavior of this man and his harebrained sons, MAIN ANIMAL?

  • jack meofferman

    Ibraheem El- Zakzaky is raping dozens on nigerian christian children.this evil man with an evil prophet must be stopped..the prophet muhammad is a rapist

    • Abu Abdullah

      Jack at. First I thought you are a good christian. But later looking at your last sentence shows that you are among the lowest species in the Animal kingdom what is your concern with the person that is far more better than your whole stinking generation who is a good example and a blessing the world at large. I think you only have problem with zakzaky not prophet Muhammed you better watch you fucking stinking mouth moron.

      • Main Man

        It seems you. Don’t understand that an average Nigerian Christians especially on matters religion are extremely bigoted( infact worst than boko haram). If you see them playing with you it should be on other issues but not on the issue of religion.

        • Otile

          In Nigeria who has beheaded people in the name of religion? Who kidnapped 256 innocent girls to please Allah? Who killed innocent Igbo people residing in the North to defend the portrait of nabi Mohammed depicted by a Swedish man? Tell me what act is worse than your boko terrorism.

          • jack meofferman

            william brnaham cult is raping christian children in the south and i have proof

      • jack meofferman

        THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD RAPED OVER 5,000 CHILDREN AND Ibraheem El- Zakzaky IS TRYING TO BEAT THAT RECORD..YOU MUSLIMS ARE F’KING SICK TO THE CORE..COME FIND ME YOU TERRORISTS

    • Ummitah Abubakar

      They way u talk shows u re bastard, who was born in a brothel, abandoned by his prostitute mother. U lack parental care so u talk like an abandoned dog on the street. U have lost it all. Thunder will strike u in the next few days by the special grace of God. Bastard.

  • jack meofferman

    TB JOSHUA HAS RAPED NIGERIAN MUSLIM CHILDREN

  • Otile

    Yeah, but why is none of Imam El-Zakzay’s children not studying in Nigeria or in any decent country? Is it because the imam believes that Western education is haram? Imagine studying in Beirut or Yemen. They should not be allowed to study in these dubious countries where they acquire terrorist tests. On returning home the only thing will be doing is to start beheading people saying that they are spreading Islam.

    El- Zakzaky
    El- Zakzaky
    El- Zakzaky

    • Main Man

      But you did not also see the one who was studying in China? Meanwhile all these countries you are talking about live better than we live in Nigeria.

      • Bigzy

        Beirut is in a permanent state of religious tention which erupts from time to time. If you want to get radicalised, you cannot choose a better destination. A while back, one of the leaders of the many guerilla groups in Labanon described Beirut as a jungle. Islamic nuts are also killing people in China.

      • Otile

        I am not sure that these people live better than we live in Nigeria. Do you think you can enjoy freedom in Communist China where you can go to jail for having more than one child? I know that you as a devout Muslim man value your four wives with multiple children. Do you also know that Islam is about to be stamped out in China?

        Again you cannot survive the insecurity of Beirut. There are a lot Palestinians living there. Every now and then you hear their Katusha rockets overflying the state of Israel. But when Israel retaliates there is panic all over.

        Nigeria is a beautiful place to live in. Go to Abuja, Enugu, Owerri, Calabar, Warri and Pitakwa to enjoy yourself. If you take away Islamic terrorism Nigeria is one of the best places to live on God’s earth. The weather is unbeatable. The reason you think these people live better that we do in Nigeria is as they say, the grass is greener on the other side…

        • Main Man

          You know, it depend on what you call a better place. Just like you devout Christians may not also be allowed to Mary one wife and numerous women as sex slaves. This your Nigeria that would have been heaven on earth if not due to terrorism. The greatest number of Nigerians that are slaves in Europe today are not from the part of the country where ‘terrorism’ is popular; so how does terrorism contribute to making Nigeria hell on earth. Sent from my BlackBerry® smartphone, powered by Easyblaze

          • Otile

            Believe me Nigeria is a beautiful place but Islamic terrorist leaders ruling Nigeria for so donkey years have created no jobs, built not factories, no good health care hence the exodus of our people looking for jobs outside and becoming slaves as you said. But your people are fat and happy with their miserable lives hoping to acquire more wives in paradise. So take away terrorism and allied corruption Nigeria will be a fantastic place to live in. Ka ji ko?

          • Ummitah Abubakar

            The money that was stolen under Jonathan’s four year tenure has quadruple all the years the Northerners ruled this country but ethnic and religious sentiments will not allow u see clearly. Ur hatred for Muslims will not take u anywhere but death because Islam will keep growing and flourishing.

          • Otile

            Do you have any reliable proof of those money stolen under the present administration? I hate when haters start throwing up baseless accusations just to impugn the integrity of the President. We understand Jonathan defeated your man Buhari hands down. Accept it, stop being bitter or setting the country ablaze. Give others the chance to rule too, after all your people have been ruling for donkey years without much to show for it. Beside this Islamic terrorism, you all can agree that life has improved in the North now than when your own people were ruling.

            I do not hate Islam. On the contrary I admire the absolute faith Muslims have in Allah. What I hate is beheading, fatwa, taquiyya and terrorism. Believe it or not, Jama’a barka da Sallah.

    • ajisfola

      I must say that your comment is very unfortunate. Don’t you hear of children who studied in the west (US, UK) being radicalised? Who is even more terrorist than these so called western countries. Mind you, Lebanese and Chinese contribute significantly to the world’s education programme. If you don’t know better find out.
      Your concern should be why are they not studying in NIGERIA.

      • Otile

        Lebanon is the seat of terrorism. That’s where it all started. Don’t let any of your loved ones go there to acquire the taste of Islamic terrorism in the name of avoiding western education. If they want to study in the Middle East they better go to Israel, but avoid Sudan at all costs. Understand?

        If they still want to avoid western education entirely and go to east, they better go to Japan, not Communist China. Tactics, comrade tactics.

        • ajisfola

          It is good that you are able to identify easily the countries that are recipient of the bounties of terrorism and CRONIES of the greatest terrorist in the world. Case closed.

          • Otile

            Please help us to douse Islamic terrorism.

          • Ummitah Abubakar

            Ask Jonathan to stop giving money to Oritsejafor to smuggle arms for Boko Haram. They are the terrorist not Muslims. And no matter how anyone tries to dent Islam, Islam will only grow and flourish.

        • bello s-fulani

          Israel is the worst terror state in the world. A compulsory course in the Israeli educational curriculum is “How to perfect the mass murder of Muslims and Arabs”.

    • Seen Nija.

      What do you mean “Decent country” are China and Lebanon not decent by your saying, then must everyone study in this our corrupt nation called Nigeria? with all dilapidated infrastructures and decayed system,

      • trippi

        When has china and Lebanon became bastions of education and how many eminent professionals and invetions have those countries given to the world ? Otile is right with his observations and criticism..

        • Otile

          God bless you, my brother. The truth speaks for itself.

        • Ummitah Abubakar

          Obviously u don’t know that the world is all about. Even America cannot beat China. China is the emerging super power now and that can only be achieved through qualitative education. Anyway I don’t blame u. U don’t travel around the world so u are ignorant of the current happenings around the globe.

    • Ummitah Abubakar

      What’s ur bussiness with where they are studying? Is it why they should be killed just like that bcos they are simply Muslims while we have a Christian President? Whatever anyone saw he shall reap. It’s only a matter of time. God has already started exposing the likes of Ihejirika and Oritsejafor…useless blood suckers.

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  • Abbas A.

    Nigerian government have failed in all aspect. “Rights are a moral concept the concept that provides a logical transition from the principles guiding an individual’s actions to the principles guiding his relationship with others the concept that preserves and protects individual morality in a social context—the link between the moral code of a man and the legal code of a society, between ethics and politics. Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.” AYN RAND

    To live rationally by one’s reason in society, man needs only one thing from his fellow men: freedom of action.

    He requires rights to those actions necessary to support his own life, the most fundamental right being the right to life, from which all other rights, including the right to liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness derive. contrary to what is happening in the nation, the government and the security operatives acts otherwise. Sheikh Zakzaky demands nothing but JUSTICE

    • Musa Aliyu

      you don’t know what you are saying. His three kids had guns pointed to the military and they got shot, along tens of others of his followers. who authorize them to be in possession of guns? Why raise a gun on a soldier, who is trained to only kill? Answer these and you shall know why the military did what they did.

      • Muhammad M

        @Musa Aliyu, why did the military refuse to show the guns to the world to justify their action??? How many soldiers were killed or injured with the guns??? What type of gun was the baby, a 4yrs old carrying when he was gunned down along with his mother by the military in same incident??? Don’t you fear God???

    • BlackieUmukoro

      Religious sentiments and ethnic jingoism is what you have shamelessly exhibited here

      • Ummitah

        U re the one beclouded by religious sentiment and ethnic jingoism. I doubt if u even understand the meaning of what u re saying. If it were your brothers that were killed like that u won’t be talking like that. But since u choose to be biased. By the special grace of God thesame calamity will befall ur loved ones sooner or later. Then we Will see ur response.

        • BlackieUmukoro

          Your determination to eliminate christians is the natural consequences of your emerging calamities. Swine Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • solomonlas

    Useless muslims God has started judging them harshly.

    • Ummitah

      U and ur prostitute mother that brought u into this world are the useless ones.

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Asking for justice, which justic, so you know about justice. Nonsense