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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Elrufai’s Warped Talk On Sheikh Zakzaky can’t Distract From imminent Course Of Justice

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have told President Muhammadu Buhari and Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to watch their backs as the day of reckoning was nearer than they ever thought. This was disclosed in a statement released by the President of the Media Forum of the Movement, Malam Ibrahim Musa, while responding to comments credited to the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-rufai, that so long as he remains governor, Sheikh Zakzaky would not be free. The statement further said that rather than the Kaduna State governor to…

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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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2015 Zaria massacre: Kaduna High Court Delivers Judgement Today

Today, Thursday, 19/12/19  the Kaduna State High Court will deliver judgement in the “no-case” submission entered by the defence lawyers in the case filed by the Kaduna State government against the last batch of members of the Islamic Movement being detained since December 2015 following the heinous attacks by the Nigerian Army in Zaria. This will conclude the four-year legal battle, in which the Kaduna state government sued over 200 members of the Islamic Movement after the heinous Zaria genocide perpetrated by the Nigerian Army in December 2015 that led…

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Zaria Genocide Memorial: How Beastly Nigerian Soldiers Stole From Their Dead Victims

The lowest point in the gruesome extra-judicial killing of innocent, unarmed members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria by the Nigerian Army was when pictures of soldiers stooping to pickpockets of their dead victims emerged. The Nigerian Army had killed over a thousand members of the IMN between December 12th and 14th, 2015 in Zaria. After the shooting spree, soldiers were captured in pictures searching and stealing from the corpses. Items they apparently stole from their dead victims included money, rings, wristwatches, necklaces, and other ornamental items. Thereafter, they threw…

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Zaria Genocide Memorial: It is Four Years Of Continuing Brutality And More Heinous Crimes By The Buhari Regime

The days between 12-14th December 2019 marks the fourth anniversary of the Zaria Massacre. On days like those Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and thousands of his followers faced the most brutal crackdown ever, spearheaded by the Nigerian Army, at the behest of the Buhari-led Nigerian regime and its foreign backers. In those forty-eight hours of that eventful weekend, over a thousand unarmed Nigerian citizens were extrajudicially gunned down in cold blood and many hundred others were arrested. It was in those two cruel…

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Zaria Genocide: ICC Accuses Nigeria Of Tampering With Evidence, Non-cooperation

In its recently released Report on Preliminary Examination Activities for 2019, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), has accused the Buhari-led Nigerian government of tampering with and destruction of evidence in respect of the heinous Zaria Massacre of December 2015. The report further accused Nigeria of failing to cooperate with the ICC. The report of the Prosecutor of the ICC on preliminary examinations that was released two days ago, sets out the work of the ICC over the last year looking at countries around…

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A Baby Mosquito On Its Maiden Flight

“Here in Kaduna State… we cannot forget the role the Nigerian Army has played in encouraging and sustaining peace in Kaduna State…The army played a leading role in confronting the menace of the outlawed El-Zakzaky movement which has been oppressing the people of Zaria and environs for the past 30 years…” Rap! Rap!! Rap!!!. Of the four “achievements” claimed, only the Zaria massacre attracted applause. Why? This is because the other three were despite government’s lackadaisical attitude towards combating sundry crimes, while the Zaria massacre was because of the brigandage…

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Buhari, Buratai, Elrufai Gather To Commemorate 4 Years Of Zaria Massacre

In what can be described as a marked show of defiance and impunity, the chief trio culprits behind the heinous crime of Zaria Massacre of December 2015, President Buhari, Governor Elrufai and Chief of Army Staff Buratai gathered in Kaduna to mark four years of their success in mass murder of over a thousand Nigerian citizens and mass grave burial. Elrufai even brazenly hailed the role specifically played by General Buratai in the extrajudicial killing at night of unarmed women, children and men in their residence, in what he called…

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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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