2016 Maulud: Labbaika Ya Rasullullah, Free Zakzaky Held In Bauchi

On Monday, December 12, 2016 morning hundreds of thousands of Muslims trooped to various streets of Bauchi to celebrate the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWW). 

As usual, the procession began in Kobi football pitch.There was a widespread acceptance of the programme this year as people from every nook and cranny were filled with joyful sense of camaraderie and love for the Holy Prophet (saww).

Moreover, dozens of youth groups, Islamic schools had liaised with the Riayala Committee which is set up by the government to ensure a hitch -free programme.
Thanks to gallant efforts of the committee, there was no noticeable problem recorded during the exercise. On the part of the followers of
Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, the mood was different from the previous exercises because apart from the celebrations, their hearts were
filled with resentments over the kind of repression being meted out to their fellow members and the continued detention of their spiritual leader Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky for morethan one year without reason. 

His house, graveyards, and their famous sanctuary, Hussainiyya Baqiyyatullah were all demolished and desecrated. Soldiers have also killed more than one thousand of his members including three (3) more of his children, Hammad, Aliy Haidar and Hummed. 

All these atrocities were committed against them despite the fact that they have never carried arms against the state. During the procession, a lot of people had commiserated with the members over the heavy losses of lives. They also strongly spoke out against the continued
detention of Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky who is being held by the Nigerian security forces. It could be recalled that since the fateful day of

the massacre on 12 December, various human rights groups have denounced the barbaric massacre.

The maulud proccession led by Shaikh Ahmad Yusuf Yashi, and Malam Adamu Tsoho Jos