In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful We must thank all supporters of humanity around the world, those that stand with us in this terror clampdown enforced on the Islamic movement by the Nigerian government. May Allah reward you in abundance. We might recall that the Nigeria army attacked members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria on Saturday 11th December 2015 at Hussainiyyah Baqiyyatullah, which is located at Sokoto Road, Zariya.

They killed many people at the Hussainiyyah centre and apprehended many. On same Saturday at night, they invaded the resident of sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky (H) with heavy artilleries as if they are fighting a sovereign state. They used RPG’s (Rocket-propelled grenade) and other foreign sophisticated weapons. The Nigeria army mercilessly fired on our brothers that possess not a single bullet. In the night, they killed as many as they could. We taught their barbaric attack will only last for Saturday night.

But unfortunately they came back in the early hours of Sunday 12th December 2015 fully reinforced. While our brothers were busy observing Subhi Prayer, they began to fire. Nigeria army spent the whole day shooting live bullets on our brothers, a tragedy that led to the massacre of over 2,000 members of the Islamic movement. They went ahead to use RPG on Sheikh Zakzaky’s residence, that was after killing all people around.

On Monday 13th December 2015, they apprehended Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky (H) including his wife. Both the Sheikh and his wife were severely shot in different spots. The whereabouts of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife remained unknown to the public for more than 30 days. We are not satisfied and we will never be satisfied with any information regarding the whereabouts or health condition of Sheikh Zakzaky.

The only language we understand at this juncture is for the government to free him, his wife and other detainees. We are not ready to accept anything from the government; why should they expect us to fold our hands and believe in stories? They massacre thousands, raped our sisters, and killed 3 sons of Sheikh Zakzaky in his presence. We urged members of the Islamic movement and supporters of humanity to continue with peaceful protests and awareness campaigns for the unconditional release of our Leader Sheikh Zakzaky (H).

Nigerian government are not to be trusted at all. They concocted so many lies, propaganda and fabrications to clear their dented image. And we expect more lies from them. FREE ZAKZAKY!

Signed: Sulaiman Idris

Abul Fadl Foundation, Zaria, Kaduna.