Zaria Residents Ask FG To Ban El-Zakyzaky-Led Shiites In Nigeria

The leader of Islamic Movement of  nigeria otherwise known as Shi''te, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

The leader of Islamic Movement of nigeria otherwise known as Shi”te, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Residents of Zaria, in Kaduna State, yesterday, called on the Federal Government to immediately ban the activities of the Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s-led Islamic movement in the state and Nigeria at large.

They said the action was long overdue because of the untold hardship the Shiites sect had unleashed on them since the last 20 years that the group emerged.

At a press conference in Kaduna, the spokesperson of the affected Zaria communities, Mallam Idris Mohammed Baba, said the Shiites had held people in Zaria and Sabon Gari Local Council Areas hostage with impunity, alleging that the Islamic sect was running a parallel government in the country.

He said that the Shiites had in May 2015 declared 24 youths persona non grata for challenging the activities of the sect in Gyellesu community, where El-Zakzaky resides.

According to Baba: “My experience with Shiite followers is disastrous and terrible. At a point, Shiite boys threaten to kill me. We are happy over the military action against Shiite’s movement in Zaria because we can now breathe fresh air in the area.

“Before, we couldn’t grant interview to the press about Shiite’s activities, but now we are sleeping with our two eyes closed. As a community, we wrote letters to the government about ungodly activities of Shiites but no single action was taken.

Alhaji Saidu Garba, one of the Gyallesu elders, said “After El-Zakzaky was released from detention in 1999, he came and settled in Gyallesu and since then, there is no peace in the area. We thank Allah for touching the heart of government and the military for liberating us from Shiites untold hardship.”

He continued, “Shiites killed many of our people, who challenged their activities. We buried them and we cannot talk to the world because of their threat. We were living like slaves in our own land, where Shiite leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky, met us.”

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  • Chuma Iwuanyanwu

    These stupid people imported Iranian lifestyle to Nigeria and thank God, the Soldiers acted divinely.Is there any good Muslim? Islam is nothing but anarchy and problem shooting. Check out Christianity, peace ad love.

    • Ibrahim Jamiu Omotosho Hon

      I have heard a quite number of comments from the non Muslims, though some are reasonable. It’s often preached that Islam has no place for terrorist. Islam s the fastest growing religion in this decade (pls refer to Google) and it is spread in a treat of peace and good governance. We hope that our government find a lasting solutions to all likely threat. Muslims are not terrorist.

      • Sanni Adijat

        Mr iwuanyanwu ,u condemning Islam b’cos of problems caused by some pple signifies d fact dat u not a good Christian either b’cos a good Christian wud neva condemn other pple’s religion.Go back nd read ur bible properly mr

    • Akinola Olakunle

      Bros,u shldnt generalise like dat.Im a christian,i have very lovely moslem friends,as in LOVELY,in heart and actions. It’s just as well to condemn all Christians for Hitlers actions. Or even the Queen of England’s actions on africans (Nigeria and Benin kingdom as case study)

  • Rick Eson

    We don’t want intolerant religious group in Nigeria. The death and hardship of my fellow citizen in the hand of Boko is unbearable. This group has one option obey the law of the land or move to Iran.

  • But some Muslims in Nigeria will say Islam is a religion of peace but let’s face it you Muslims who do not kill, the quran calls you hypocrites. in reality following the quran you are the non true Muslims..

    The Quran:
    Quran (2:191-193) – “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing…
    but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)

    Quran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”

    Quran (2:216) – “Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.
    Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. This speaks directly of polytheists, yet it also includes Christians, since they believe in the Trinity (ie. what Muhammad incorrectly believed to be ‘joining companions to Allah’).

    Quran (4:74) – “Let those fight in the way of Allah who sell the life of this world for the other. Whoso fighteth in the way of Allah, be he slain or be he victorious, on him We shall bestow a vast reward.”

    Quran (5:33)- “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”

    Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them

    I can go on and on with other verses . So it is their commandment to fight and eliminate all religions not in tune with Islam.. There is no room for tolerance and coexistence unless those people will be used as slaves
    It is never a religion of Peace as ye claim..