Islamic Group Protests Against Saudi’s Military Action in Yemen

Armed fighters of the Shiite Huthi movement sit in a pick-up truck mounted with a machine-gun in southern Sanaa on April 21, 2015, close to a missile depot on Fajj Attan hill that was hit by Saudi-led coalition air strikes (AFP Photo/Mohammed Huwais)

Armed fighters of the Shiite Huthi movement sit in a pick-up truck mounted with a machine-gun in southern Sanaa on April 21, 2015, close to a missile depot on Fajj Attan hill that was hit by Saudi-led coalition air strikes (AFP Photo/Mohammed Huwais)

The Shittes, an Islamic movement in Nigeria led by Sheikh Ibraheem Zakyzaky, recently staged rallies to protest the military offensive by Saudi authorities, which resulted to several human casualties in Yemen.

Shortly after the Juma’at prayer at the Fagge Mosque in Kano, thousands of men, women and children were seen carrying placards with different inscriptions condemning the military action.

Alleging that the military action was backed by the United States led western coalition, the Islamic group declared that the protest was designed to draw attention to the atrocities being committed by the Saudi Arabian military forces and its allies that have been carrying out airstrikes in Yemen for the past one month.

A leader of the group Mallam Yusuf Abdullahi, said that the protest was meant to illicit public support and create awareness on what was actually happening in Yemen. He explained that, while the offensive lasted, innocent civilians have been killed, including women and children, who were wounded.

“As structures in cities are reduced to rubbles, the overall figures are much higher than those reported by official channels,” he said.



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