1st Seminar on Zaria Massacre (December 12-14th 2015) Held in Kano

Joint FORA Committee of the IMN under the leadership of his Eminence Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) has held a 1st seminar on Zaria massacre at Kano markaz of the IMN on Saturday, 29th April, 2017 with many in attendance from across the country. Mal Rabiu Funtua, Mal Abbare Gombe, Mal Abubakar Abdullahi, Mal Badamasi Yaquob and Mal Sunusi AbdulKadir Koki made presentations on different topic at the seminar that drew the heart of participants to many lessons. Mal Rabiu Funtua gave an eye witness account of the December 12th-14th, 2015 zaria massacre history has documented the hegemony atrocities of the Nigerian Army on a long pre planned attack on Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H), his Family and members of the Islamic Movement. The attacked on defenseless civilians was so ruthless that the Nigerian army descended on all members sited within the house of Shaikh Zakzaky (H) at Gyellesu, Zaria with killings conventional laws have prohibited. Children at low ages and even the old aged were battered with machine gun fire and burning some alive. The topic on Martyrdom and its Status was delivered by Mal Abbare Gombe were in part of his reminded us that who so ever vows the kalimat “Laillah illallah, wa anna Muhammad Rasulullah….”, is going to be tested in live that may even lead to his martyrdom carried out by oppressors sighting various examples and references. Mal Abubakar Abdullahi delivered a speech “Responsibilities of the Leader on his members” that reminded all the concept of a Leader and who is the leader in Islam. Shaikh Ibraheem Yaqoub El Zakzaky (H) a leader is a reformer that has been foretold for many years, Shehu Usmanu bin Fodio (TR) was one of them and today we have seen this reality were many renowned scholars one of whom is Ayatullah Kamal Haideri have mentioned history has never recorded a reformist that had attracted many hearts towards Ahlul Bait (AS) as seen with Shaikh Zakzaky (H). Alas this same renowned reformist is in the hands of oppressors under ailing hearth condition due to the incidence of Zaria December 12th-14th, 2015. What will be our responsibilities on our leader’s state of life? Would we stay mute and watch his health deteriorate coupled with his illegal detention? Never we shall never remain relax but follow all legal measures in seeing the release of our leader. The present condition of the leader of IMN, Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) lecture was delivered by Mal Badamasi Yaquob a brother to the leader. The intent agenda to see to the killing of the Shaikh Zakzaky (H) by the word order has failed following the event of the Zaria December massacre explained Mal Badamasi. The massacre army massacred all within sight until eventually they reached Shaikh Zakzaky (H) and his family. They fired sporadic machine gunfire that saw at least 40 bullets within the eyes hand and leg of Shaikh Zakzaky (H) that saw the final rattling of one eye and injuring the other with gun shots that have created a big cavity within the bone of the leg. They also tried to fire gun shot at the head of Shaikh with the hope of blowing it off but the guns refuse to erupt. Malama Zeenatuddeen also has a least 60 bullets in her body that till today have been prevented from seeing professional medical personnel’s from treating her. Mal Badamasi also explain gradually all evil plots that were meant to kill Shaikh Zakzaky (H) but failed with the President, Commanding military officers and the state governor during the operation never had a relax mind at different atmosphere were only waiting to hear the success of the plot i.e. killing of Shaikh Zakzaky and pronouncing him dead, After getting the information of the certification of the dead of Shaikh Zakzaky (H) they showed their happiness only later to hear he is not dead and the news have spread all over the world. Those seeing the operation took Shaikh to the mortuary with certification that Shaikh is dead only to see Shaikh Zakzaky voicing out the Kalimat and asked to see the Doctor. Likewise, after seeing Doctors they were surprise to see the speedy recovery of Shaikh their professional records have never shown seeing recovery of injuries they have never thought could heel or have a speedy recovery. Shaikh Zakzaky (H) has passed through various stage of health condition with only an eye left with the remaining eye in bad health with the medical Doctor allowed and brought by the Nigerian government to see to its treatment and medication has pass his limits, thus all concerned citizen are calling for his immediate and unconditional release. In the concluding lecture Mal Sunusi AbdulKadir spoke on the need for Brotherly relation and unity amongst members of the movement encouraging on all to emulate the teachings of Shaikh and meet up to various task and challenges before us so that we will be pleased for meeting up to our responsibilities. A closing prayer from Mal Bashir Sabon Titi marked the one seminar closed.

Muhammad Isa Ahmad