Alleges Plot To Disrupt Qud’s Day – Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky Reveals
According to the group, it’s an attempt to scuttle the marking of Qud’s Day celebration in the country.
In a statement issued by the Shiites spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, the group said the annual event which they have peacefully marked for the past three decades in solidarity with the suffering of Palestine every last week of the Holy month of Ramadan is set to be disrupted by security agents.
“Two years ago, the event held simultaneously in more than twenty towns and cities across Nigeria, but it was only in Zaria that soldiers under the command of Lt. Col. S.O. Okuh brutally attacked the peaceful protesters, killing 34 people, including three children of our Leader Sheikh Zakzaky. With the benefit of hindsight, that was only a dress rehearsal for the Zaria genocidal attack of December 2015, in which over a thousand members of the IMN were extra-judicially killed in cold blood,” the statement said.
“For the benefit of doubt, we wish to reiterate to the public that IMN has been a peaceful entity from conception and has consistently employed peaceful means throughout its existence. That is not going to change, no matter the provocation. We therefore want the general public to know that any act of violence done in our name is not from us, and we by this hereby dissociate ourselves from it and denounce same,” the statement added.