ZARIA MASSACRE : Tribute to Shaheed Muhammad Rabiu Shu'aib
By Abdullahi Isa Wasagu
Shaheed Muhammad Rabiu Shu'aib is among hundreds of brothers and sisters killed in cold blood at Gyallesu, Zaria, by Nigerian Army, during the army senseless attack at the residence of the revered leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.
Before his martyrdom, he is HND II student of Kaduna Polytechnic, department of Statics. Shaheed Rabiu belonged to active and faithful member of Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement, Kaduna Chapter. Indeed, he took over the co-ordinatorship of the activities of the forum in Kaduna, for over three years from Abdulmumin Giwa. He had been making a noble effort in engineering and leading programmes of "Annual Imam's Week" tasks to the forum in all the three Campuses of the Institution.
In parts of contributing his quarter in activities of Academic Forum in Kaduna local chapter and the central Imam's Week holding at Husainiyyah Zaria, he had been leaving no stone unturned, in inviting faithful Christians, students from tertiary institutions as guest speakers and attendants.
He survived by a wife, Malama Asma'u Mukhtar Sahabi, first daughter of Kaduna Zone Ameer, Sheikh Muhammad Mukhtar Sahabi. He died at the age of 31. Among his relatives include an elder brother, Engineer Dr. Abdulsalam Shu'aib, Chairman, Kaduna zone, central organizing committee for programs. May Allah accept his martyrdom