Martyrs Remembered in Kaduna in Pictures

On Friday 27/06/2014 Members of the islamic Movement of Nigeria under the Ieadership of Sayyid Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) Kaduna, has  remembered martyrs who have given their lives for the sake of Allah at various episodes 1996, during the late General Sani Abacha despotic military regime.

Men, women and children marched peacefully through the streets in Tudunwada, from Layin Kosai mosque through Bashama road, with colourful flags chanting songs in praise of the fallen heroes, to the grave yard.

The grave yard was the place visited by Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, shortly after he regained freedom when he defeated the Abacha regime after a two-year court battle in 1998.

At the grave yard, Awwal Kurmin Mashi recited poems in praise of the martyrs titled, “Our Martyrs, Our Pride and Heroes”.

Malam Awwal Tudunwada led the congregation in recitation of Du’as Al-Qamah, Nudbah and Ziyarat Ashura.

Citation on each martyr was performed by Malam Aminu Unguwar Rimi, who member of the Martyrs Foundation of the Islamic Movement.

He explained that, there are about 29 martyrs buried at the cemetery, out of which only 22 could be identified by their names. He also explained that there are 12 unknown martyrs who were given undeserved mass burial by the community during the clampdown on members of the Movement in Kaduna during the Abacha regime.

Also addressing the gathering, Malam Aliyu Bakin Ruwa said, the martyrs laid their lives for the sake of Allah in safeguarding Islamic sanctities at various incidents, during the arrest and detention of Leader of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.

He said, the martyrs were tested and trusted before their martyrdom, thereby worthy of the divine status, and called on members to aspire to their present status through total submission, allegiance and dedication.

He said, the graves were allocated to the various circles within Kaduna to take care of, adding that those allocated graves should see it as obligatory act.

Pastor Yohanna Buru was also at the cemetry in solidarity, where he was briefed on the proceedings.

Special prayers were offered for the martyrs.

Below is list of identified martyrs buried at the cemetery.

1.   AbdulMumi Usman Adam

2.   Umar Hussain Tudun Nupawa

3.   Adam Ishaq Unguwar Mu’azu

4.   Umar Farouk Abdullahi

5.   Jibril Aliyu Maitakarda

6.   Abdullahi Abubakar

7.   Adam Aliyu Nassarawa

8.   Muhammad Maiduguri

9.   Ahmad Charanci

10. Sulaiman Abdullahi Hassan

11. Sa’ad Aliyu Sabon Tasha

12. Muhammad Baqir Junaid

13. Muhammad Sani Umar Dogo

14. Salisu Isa

15. AbdulHadi Aliyu Tudun Nupawa

16. Yusuf Muhammad Sani Udawa

17. Sabi’u Muhammad Imam

18. Yahuza Muhammad Buruku

19. Sagir Usman Muchiya

20. Dauda Adam

21. Muhammad Tukur

22. Hashim Abdullahi Rigachikun