Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Zakzaky, wife down with gunshot wounds in detention —Shiite Spokesman •Says 730 members still missing weeks after army crackdown

By News Express on 15/01/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,030

Sheikh Ibraheem Yaqoub Zakzaky, leader of Nigeria’s Shiite Islamic Movement, and his wife, Zeenah Ibraheem, are still nursing gunshot wounds even as they remain in police custody weeks after their arrest by the army, a spokesman for the group said. The couple was arrested and taken into detention following the December 12, 2015 clash between the Shiites and soldiers, who accused the former of attempting to assassinate Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, in their Zaria stronghold in Kaduna State.

In a statement he issued yesterday in Zaria, Ibrahim Musa, President, Media Forum Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also said that about 730 people, men and women who are members of the sect, are still missing.

Musa stated: “On Wednesday 13th January, 2016 some members of the contact committee set up by the National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) visited Sheikh Ibraheem Yaqoub Zakzaky,” and “according to a member of the committee, Prof. Dahiru Yahya, they met the Sheikh and his wife Sister Zeenah Ibraheem in Abuja, who are all recuperating from the bullet wounds they sustained during the army’s attack on the Islamic Movement in Zaria.”

The Islamic Movement is demanding the unconditional release of Sheikh Zakzaky, “Because up till now the government has not been able to justify the unjustifiable atrocities committed by the army that led to his arrest.”

The group, equally, revealed that it has been “able to establish some figures that indicate how gruesome the avoidable attack by the Nigerian army has been.”

According to findings, Musa said, “about 730 people, men and women are still missing, since that fateful Saturday 12th December, 2015. These missing people were either killed by the army or are in detention, but whose where about is still unknown and undisclosed.”

Musa explained further that, 220 brothers of the Islamic movement in detention in Kaduna Central prison, some of them with fatal gun wounds and burns and “reliable reports from some detention facilities owned by the Nigerian army in Kaduna, Bauchi and Abuja have confirmed the detention of some brothers of the Islamic movement therein.”

The group added that “no single corpse has been handed to the families of those killed.”

While commending the NSCIA for its effort to resolve the crisis, the group demanded for “an independent judicial commission under the watchful eyes of the international community be set up to unearth the truth in the matter and the perpetrators of the Zaria 12th -14th pogrom(massacre) be brought to book.”

•Photo shows Sheikh Zakzaky bloodied after his arrest by soldiers.

Source News Express

Posted 15/01/2016 05:05:56 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
FRSC alerts on the activities of fraudsters

CAN to Christians: Defend yourselves when attacked

Obasanjo, Jonathan, Buhari can’t account for $82.5bn oil...

Global ICT firm to empower 1,000 Nigerian youths...

Zika no longer a world public health emergency:...

Aregbesola ‘fantastically corrupt’ —Osun Civil Society groups

N1.162bn Fraud: Court adjourns Dariye’s trial to April...

Those opposing restructuring are enemies of Nigeria: South-East...

Nigeria’s economy now in reverse gear, By Ola...

Ghost Workers: Bauchi Govt. suspends 2 Perm Secs,...

Dangote quarry sealed over N1.5bn tax default

Shiites accuse DSS of preventing El-Zakzaky access to...


Latest News Calabar carnival to host presidential candidates Momoh, Adio, 12 journalists honoured as stakeholders emphasise threats to journalism Buhari’s second term in office will be a nightmare, By Olusegun Bamgbose Thousands mark Car Free Day in Ethiopia; opt to walk, exercise Trump’s top pick for Chief of Staff turns down offer Huawei CFO seeks bail on health grounds as China summons US envoy Saudi Arabia refuses to hand over suspects in Khashoggi case Boko Haram kills two soldiers in fresh attack Appeal Court nullifies conviction of Shell MD, others Gunmen kidnap PDP chieftain in Kebbi Jibril is Buhari’s look-alike, not his clone — Kanu Fayemi lifts embargo on Ecobank, GTbank, Zenith Bank


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (429,280 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (394,452 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (327,391 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (280,745 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (247,574 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,134 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (211,884 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,130 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (179,352 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,311 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,063 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (153,572 views)


Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,870) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (972) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (679) Global Business Monitor (311) International (2,800) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (64) News (41,298) Opinion (1,150) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,094) Religion (911) Sports (1,812) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera