September 12 To December 12: The Embers Of Tyranny 1

It was on a day like this in 1996, when perhaps the seed of brazen abuse of rights of Sheikh Zakzaky and other members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria was again clearly demonstrated by the brutal might of state apparatus. On that day, in the early hours of the day, well armed is security forces, using the cover of darkness of early dawn, several trucks and armoured personnel Carriers had laid a siege of Sheikh Zakzaky’s house, then situated in Kwarbai quatres of Zaria city, just behind the Emir’s…

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Terrorism In The World Today – By Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky

Being a contribution to a Seminar some years back So if we define terrorism as the use of violence in order to achieve a political objective, then we might say, for sure that the worst terrorists on earth today are the Government of the United States, and the Government of Israel which was established by terrorism, maintained by terrorism, surviving by terrorism and they are terrorists… Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi ta’ala wa bara katuhu. Well I have no paper to present. I also wish I have been here earlier to…

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Flashback: Interview With The Eldest Of Sheikh Zakzaky’s Brothers (Translated)

In this flashback, we reproduce an interview held with Sheikh Abdulkadir Yaqoub Ali, the eldest of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s brothers, conducted by Haruna Shelleng and Aliyu Saleh of ALMIZAN Newspaper, held on Tuesday, 26/04/2016 (four months after the Zaria massacre) at his residence in Zaria. Sheikh Abdulkadir expressed his deep concern over the massacre by the army, which resulted in the extrajudicial killing of many people, including his seven children and one sibling. This interview, as transcribed by Aliyu Saleh and translated by our Editor, is being reproduced in view…

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Genocide Memorial: July 25, 2014, The First Brutal Military Attack On Islamic Movt In Zaria

In memory of the Nigerian army attacks of July 25, 2014, in which 34 members of the Islamic Movement were killed in cold blood in Zaria, including 3 sons of Sheikh Zakzaky and an Igbo man, we recount how it all started, which with the benefit of hindsight now, appears to have been a rehearsal of the ultimate. Background: A group of soldiers led by one Lt. Col. Oku opened fire at members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria on 25th of July 2014 while the latter was in a…

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Point Of Correction: Sheikh Zakzaky Was Freed By Court; Not Granted Bail

Quite a number of people erroneously talk of Sheikh Zakzaky being granted bail. The reality however is that he was entirely set free by the judgement of Federal High Court, presided by Hon Justice GO Kolawole, declaring the detention of the Sheikh as unconstitutional and a breach of his fundamental rights, and therefore ordered for his release from custody and payment of compensation. This has been contemptuously been defied by the Buhari government with impunity. In the light of the above and the constant erroneous position taken to interpret the…

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Flashback: Sheikh Zakzaky’s Only Surviving Son Petitions NBA Against Former AGF Malami

The only surviving son of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Muhammad Ibrahim Zakzaky, petitioned the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), urging them to uphold punitive measures against the immediate past Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Malami Abubakar, SAN for what he described as the “gross misconduct” displayed by the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of justice, Malami Abubakar SAN for failing in his duties to enforce the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja that ordered…

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