Three years after the unjustifiable Zaria Massacre
By: U. S. Adam
12th December 2015 will forever remain in the heart of every humanist in particular and the history of mankind in general. It’s a day in which 1000+ of innocent lives were brutally killed regardless of gender and age differences by those that were employed to safeguard their lives. The atrocities against humanity that took place on that very day could never be captured completely, you can only write the little you know about.
The carnage is generally referred to as “12th December Zaria, Massacre” even though the bloodshed lasted for 3 days (12th, 13th and 14th December 2015), in three major places; Husainiyya Baqiyatullah Zaria, Gyallesu [House of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H)] and Jannat Darul Rahama (Martyrs graveyard). And the massacre continued in different parts of Nigeria on different occasions (including the recent Arbaeen commemoration massacre in Abuja).
The Nigerian army initiated the killing from Husainiyya Baqiyatullah, Zaria with a a mere fictional story of a road blockage, where hundreds of innocent, young and vibrant citizens were killed mercilessly including pregnant women and children, some of the women were raped and shot in their private parts, and others were burnt to death alive. The same atrocities and even more took place in the residence of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) and Jannat Darul Rahma. Three sons of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) [Hammad, Haidar and Humaid] are among the martyred. Many were severely injured at the spot, arrested, detained illegally and also denied proper medical attention since then to date, including the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) and his wife.
The sole aim of this massacre is to killed Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) and put his Movement to history and makes it a bygone. This became clearer when Muhammad Bin Salman boldly said Saudi Arabia is behind the abduction of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H)’s power in Nigeria to break the Iranian Nation power in Africa.
The most disturbing aspect that makes the massacre more worrisome and perturbing is the silent of the world on it, especially the international media. And none of the perpetrators of massacre is brought to justice till date; most of the illegally detained victims are yet to attain freedom despite the inability of both the Nigerian Government and the Nigerian Army to justify the massacre. This leads to the continuation of the innocent killings in various places on different occasion.
We are still calling on the people with moral sense to always stand with the oppressed so that tyranny and oppression will not find a place in our society. The peaceful coexistence of every society depends on how it shuns injustice, tyranny and oppression. No one is freed if someone somewhere is oppressed.