By Ibrahim Usman
Ameer of Kaduna zone of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Malam Muhammad Mukhtar Sahabi has described the Monday bomb attack on peaceful Ashura procession in Potiskum by the Nigerian military as an act of cowardice and savagery.
Malam Mukhtar Sahabi who made the statement at the on-going Muharram Majalis in Kaduna said, Nigeria government is hiding behind foreign made faceless terror cells to unleash heinous crimes on the Islamic Movement as well as on the citizens.
He explained that the Sheikh Zakzaky and the Islamic Movement has become a thorn in the flesh of Israel and U.S. of which the Nigerian was given the task of crushing in an all-out war.
“But they could not come out openly and fight the Movement, but always devising strategies to make it accidental or the handiwork of a terrorist group. We cannot be fooled. This is a directive chiefly from Israel and U.S. that Ebele Jonathan has agreed to implement to remain in power, now that election is approaching”.
Malam Mukhtar Sahabi stated that, “You can kill us, but you can never kill Islam. We pledged to defend our revered Leader to the last drop of our blood. You should however know that, you can never remain in power forever”.
He said, the government is employing provocative strategies to force the Movement to take up arms to justify the pre-planned ban on the Movement and subsequent nationwide clampdown. “We will remain calm as usual, because we have a divine guided leadership. One thing is for sure; injustice and oppression never last forever, truth and justice always prevail and triumph. We remain on the path of truth and justice”.
He called on members to be steadfast, engage in fervent prayers and strict devotion to Allah as the only weapon to crushing oppression and injustice. “Our ultimate goal is to attain martyrdom, theirs is to kill. We lose nothing, they fail. But let them come out openly and say they did it, so that they answer their names Bully Boys of Israel and United States. This is an act of cowardice and savagery typical of vampires and cannibals”, he stated.