Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, marked the eight-year anniversary of the alleged killing of 34 of their members, including three sons of their movement’s leader, El-Zakzaky.
The members vowed to leave no stone unturned in their fight for a Nigerian revolution against injustice.
According to them, “We will ensure those who killed our members do not go unpunished, we will continue to fight against all forms of injustice against humanity in the country.”
Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, one of the disciples of Sheikh Zakzaky, the leader of IMN, while speaking to newsmen at the graveyard of the 34 IMN members in Zaria on Sunday, assured that the remembrance of the killing of 34 of their members in December, 2014, had become an annual event to them.
Recall that on 24th July, 2014, there was a clash between members of Shiite group and a detachment of the Nigerian Army, leading to the alleged killing of three sons of Sheikh Zakzaky and 31 others, including an Igbo man.
According to him, “Today, we are remembering those that were killed in that unwarranted attack that led to the killing of our brothers, including three biological sons of our leader, Sheikh el-Zakzaky, and we are using this medium to send message to the oppressors that those who have carried out such attack and injustice will not go unpunished.”
He explained that the government of Kaduna State even admitted carrying out burial in a mass grave of over 370 of their members who were killed in 2015.
Those who survived the 2014 Qudus day killing, recounted their ordeals, describing it as unforgettable.
Umar Musa and Yahusa Ibrahim, while speaking, noted that they had to undergo operations to remove the bullets in their legs, saying that there was no provocation whatsoever from them during the peaceful procession, but that the Army opened fire at them.
Hajiya Madina Jibril explained that her husband was among those arrested on that fateful day of the killings, explaining that they went to recover the corpses of those killed.
She stated that the situation was traumatic for her, recalling that she always had a very bad day each time she remembered how their members were killed.