Members of Islamic Movement in Zaria joined in the voluntary blood donation campaign currently being undertaken across the country as part of the Ashura mourning sessions yesterday.
Under the umbrella of the Academic Forum, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria chapter, tens participated in the donation drive, which took place at the blood donation Bay of the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH, Shika).
This year’s donation campaign had to be done in the bleeding bay of ABUTH because the tyrannical government of Kaduna state led by Nasiru El-Rufai could attack even a laudable session as this. Previous occasions had held at the polo ground beside Hussainiyyah, where hundreds of pints of blood were harvested daily for the duration of the Ashura mourning sessions.
Talking at the site of the donation campaign, the Coordinator of the Academic Forum, ABU chapter, Muhammad Gilima, explained that their decision to voluntarily donate blood was in keeping with the goodwill of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, who taught them to voluntarily donate blood especially during Ashura commemoration.
The Hospital workers greatly appreciated their gesture and called others to emulate them.