Press Release: United States is the Author of Zaria Massacre

We the followers of the oppressed and detained Leader of the Islamic movement, His Eminence Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) are fully aware of the role US played in the December 2015 Zaria massacre and the unlawful detention of the Shaikh. Zaria massacre was authored by the U.S. and executed by her loyal puppets, tyrant Buhari, using Nasiru Elrufai and Burutai.

We are also aware that the United States ordered their other puppets at Saudi Arabia to foot the bills of the massacre. Anyone who still doubts this fact should please ask the ambassador of U.S. in Nigeria, Mr. W. Stuart Symington what meeting he was having with Mr. Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufai on Monday the 4th of March, 2019 just 5 days before the gubernatorial elections.

It is a known fact that Elrufai just like his master tyrant Buhari cannot win any free and fair elections, unless if you assist him in rigging or changing the elections results just like you aided your puppet, tyrant Buhari. Mr. W. Stuart Symington held a meeting with Mr. Elrufai together with his deputy, Arc. Yusuf Barnabas Bala bantex and running mate, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna. We consider the visit to be a renewal of your agreement with him to assassinate our Leader Shaikh Zakzaky H and continue the persecution of Shi’as in Kaduna State.

Tyrant Buhari using Elrufai and Burutai have committed Zaria massacre, the worst atrocities ever committed against a group of people in the history of this colonial created country called “Nigeria”. More than a 1,000 innocent and armless men, women, children and infants were brutally massacred within 48 hours!! And even old persons and pregnant ladies were not spared!! Some were burnt alive, while others were bulldozed!! And this monster of a person called Elrufai wickedly buried them in mass-graves to obliterate evidences of their crimes.

Our Leader and his wife were brutally sprayed with bullets and three of his Sons were slaughtered before his very eyes! As if this barbarism and terrorism is not enough, he and his wife were dragged and locked up in detention for over 3 years now, despite a federal high court’s order to free them and provide them with accommodation and even pay them damages for detaining them unlawfully!!

And you Mr. Stuart Symington, the ambassador of U.S. who claimed to be champions of freedom and justice, chose this monster out of all governors to show your solidarity to. You may deceive those who do not know you for what you really are, but you cannot deceive us!!

We hereby declare that we hold the U.S. foremost among others responsible for all the atrocities committed against Shaikh Zakzaky (H) and the Islamic movement supporters.

We are aware that your puppet tyrant Buhari, who is helped by Elrufai and the rest are bent on assassinating our Leader Shaikh Zakzaky (H) and finish the job you ordered them to do in the first place.

I want to use this medium to remind you that Tyrant Buhari through Mr. Elrufai and the Nigerian Army have committed grave atrocities during December 2015 Zaria massacre that led to the killing of more than 1,000 followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H). As a result of the massacre hundreds of children became orphans; many husbands and wives widowed and scores of Sheikh Zakzaky’s disciples are still languishing in prisons with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Sheikh Zakzaky has been in illegal detention for more than three years now, in spite of his deteriorating health conditions without proper medical treatment and despite the fact that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered for his immediate and unconditional release since December 2, 2016. The Zaria pogrom has been well covered by journalists and human rights organizations and Mr. El-Rufai has been tagged for prosecution.

I also want to remind you about Mr. Elrufa’s intolerance and threatening words to his political opponents and his recent “body bag” threat to foreign observers. As a result of Mr. Elrufai’s hate speeches and role in Zaria massacre, numerous legal luminaries in Nigeria and abroad have tagged him for prosecution and sanctions.

In a nutshell, we are not surprise that while people are distancing themselves from Mr. Elrufai and his crimes, U.S. is busy supporting him. This indicates that US is in support of all his actions and future actions that will occur as a result of your imposing him on the people of Kaduna State.

We are fully aware that Mr. Elrufai is presently promoting inter-religious hate in Kaduna State and these can easily turn to violence in the near future. We are going to count you as a player in any religious crises that may happen in Kaduna as a result of Mr. Elrufai’s agenda.

While demanding for unconditional release of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) we are assuring you that we are aware about the role US is playing in Nigeria and will hold you and your country responsible for any harm that happens to our Leader.

Engr. Abdullahi Muhammad Musa
For the Academic Forum of the Islamic movement in Nigeria

7 March, 2019