As a continuation of keeping tabs on the major actors of the infamous Zaria massacre of December 2015, one of the principal culprits of that heinous crime against humanity, Brig.-Gen. A.K. Ibrahim, has been moved from 14 Brigade to Army Headquarters Department of Administration as Deputy Director.
Brig-Gen Ibrahim was a Colonel when he played a major role in the vicious attacks that led to the massacre of over a thousand innocent citizens in Zaria in that eventful weekend and the burial of hundreds of the victims in mass graves.
He was the Nigerian Army’s main and principal “witness” during the one-sided sessions of the Kaduna Judicial Commission of Inquiry, during which he serially lied under oath, including that only one member of the Islamic Movement died and he repeatedly denied the existence of any mass graves, stating that the pictures of mass grave was from a scene of Boko Haram attack in North Eastern Nigeria until his blatant lies were exposed by a confession of the Kaduna state Secretary to the government at the inquiry.
He was also one of the principal witnesses in the case of alleged culpable homicide instituted by the Kaduna state government against several hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement; a case in which a Kaduna state high court discharged and acquitted about a hundred of the accused members of the Movement having upheld a no case submission entered by the defense lawyers because the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case against them.
Brig-Gen AK Ibrahim is also listed as one of the witnesses to appear in court in the case instituted against the leader of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his spouse for alleged aiding and abetting culpable homicide of one Corporal Dan Kaduna, the same charge the Kaduna High Court earlier dismissed. He is expected to appear in Kaduna courts later this month in continuation of his false testimonies.
AK Ibrahim is such notorious for his crimes against humanity that he was promoted a Brigadier-General and made to lead the onslought against IPOB in Umuahia last year. During that attack, he employed the same template they used against members of the Islamic Movement in Zaria, alleging that their roads were blocked as the reason for their viscous attacks.
We will continue to keep tabs on him and others so incriminated until justice catches up with them.