Book Review: DECEMBER 2015 MASSACRE OF SHIITES IN NIGERIA – Survivors Accounts By Ibrahim Musa

December 12th to 14th, 2015 will pass in the annals of Nigerian history as one of the darkest weekends, when a unit of the Nigerian Army was sent to exterminate the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, its structures and leadership. By the time the operation was over in the early morning hours of December the 14th, over a thousand unarmed civilians were killed with some burned in the most gruesome manner. This is not new to most of those following the news from Nigeria for the past four years, mostly due…

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Zaria Massacre: Survivor Narates Ordeal To BBC

Nigerian government massacred over 1000 of Shekih Zakzaky’s followers in Zaria in 2015. More than 150 were killed in 2018. More were killed in 2019. Hundreds have disappeared since Dec. 2015. Jummai Karofi has not seen her three children since a government crackdown on the Shia organisation she’s a part of; the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). Jummai talked to BBC. “Not knowing is worse than actually seeing the dead body of your own,” she said.

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Buhari Murdered My Five Sons, 3 Of Them Graduates – Distraught Father

A father who lost five sons during the Zaria genocide of December 2015 has said he still has a case with the President, Muhammadu Buhari, the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian army, who was the ultimate Commander on the night they were extrajudicially murdered. “We shall meet with you President Buhari in front of God Almighty where true justice shall ensue,” he said. Three of the sons killed on the night were graduates. It could have been much worse for this distraught family, as he could have easily lost the sixth,…

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Zaria Massacre: How I lost 5 Children, Shot 5 Times –  Survivor Mother Recounts Her Ordeals

A mother and one of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria who survived the heinous acts of barbarism during the Zaria massacre, Hajiya Jumai Karofi, has narrated how she lost five of her children to various attacks on the Movement including herself who was shot five times in Zaria, Kaduna state by the rampaging Nigerian Army. According to Hajia Karofi, one of her sons who also survived still goes about with bullet in his chest as a result of the unfortunate incidents. Speaking with Blueprint correspondent in Abuja…

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You Used Brute Force To Arrest, Detain Us; Now Use The Same And Do Your Worse! – Sheikh Zakzaky

Reacting to the attempt to serve him court summon in the case in which the Kaduna state governor, Nasiru El-rufai, charged him and three others to court on the spurious charges including that of culpable homicide punishable by death, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has said that they were not charged to court and sentenced before the army used brute force to massacre people. He observed that the army used brute force without obtaining any court orders. “Therefore, they should similarly use force of…

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My Bleeding Body Was Dragged Over Corpses Of My Sons – Sheikh Zakzaky Gives A Chilling Account

In a chilling recount of what happened during the Saudi-sponsored Zaria massacre executed by the Nigerian army in December 2015, Sheikh Zakzaky has revealed how his bleeding body was dragged over the corpses of his killed sons. “We were brutally attacked. They opened fire on us, shot us with guns, killing over a thousand including my sons. I was also shot with my wife,” the Sheikh narrated. Explaining further, “I was dragged over the corpses of my sons,” Sheikh said. “We were then brought here and detained. Our bodies were…

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How Soldiers Poured Petrol On Us And Set Us On Fire – Zaria Massacre Survivor

One of the lucky survivors of the horrifying Zaria massacre of December 2015, Muhammad Altine, has described how Nigerian soldiers poured petrol on them and set them ablaze. “They had shot me in the leg earlier close to the Sheikh’s residence,” he explained. “I was taken and brought inside the compound for first aid. That was on Sunday (13th December, 2015).” It was while receiving first aid that the soldiers broke into the compound and started shooting everyone without warning. “The first aiders, the wounded victims, and everyone there was…

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Soldiers Shot At Any Human Figure They Saw In Hussainiyyah, Including The Injured And Corpses – Survivor

A witness who survived the horrendous attacks by the Nigerian army at Hussainiyyah during the infamous Zaria massacre of December 2015, Sister Fatima Yahaya Magume, has described how the wild rampaging soldiers invaded the Islamic compound and shot at everything that looked like a human being, not sparing even those they had previously injured or killed. Fatima Magume survived to narrate the harrowing story, but her undergraduate daughter was among those killed by the soldiers. Another son of hers was initially thought dead too. She recalled how she went to…

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Military Evacuated Three Large Truck-Load Of Corpses From Zakzaky’s Residence Alone – Survivor

A witness and survivor of the horrendous Zaria massacre, Musa Muhammad Waqia, has described that from the frontage of Sheikh Zakzaky’s residence alone, the military evacuated at least 3 large truck-filled load of corpses. Musa Waqia, who said he came to Zaria from Lafia in Nasarawa state, arrived Gyellesu much late when the military had already started the shooting spree mainly from the main road leading to the Sheikh’s residence. He therefore used one of the numerous footpaths from the back to gain access to the house. “At that time…

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Zaria Massacre: Teenager Recounts How She Was Shot, Undressed, Tied, Molested, Thrown In Swimming Pool

My names are SSY(Names withheld for obvious reasons). I am 13 years old. We lived in Gyellesu close to Sheikh Zakzaky’s house. Please this is the story of what happened to me during the brutal Zaria massacre by some animals called Nigerian army. I was home along with my younger ones on that the 12th December, 2015. My parents went to Sheikh’s house to give him cover because we were aware of what was going on in Hussainiyyah earlier in the day. Before they left, my mom told me to…

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