We Defeated Them With Truth, But They Won’t Obey The Rule Of Law -Sheikh Zakzaky

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has revealed the main and sole weapon with which we defeated the authorities in their own courts. The Sheikh said, “our main weapon is the truth, and it is the sole weapon with which we defeated the authorities in their own courts.” “The courts judged against them in our favour but they will not obey the rule of law. They will rather wait for their foreign paymasters’ instructions,” he said. Watch the video clip of the speech here: Advertisements

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