By Abdullahi Isah Wasagu
It is precisely 3 years now, since the unforgettable governor Nasiru Elrufai’s brutality on the peaceful brothers and sisters of the Islamic Movement in Kaduna. Prior to the 2015 crackdown on the Movement’s centre in Zaria in December 2015, where hundreds of dozens were extra judicially killed within 48 hours.
Elrufa’i was among the group who had been carrying out closed-door meetings on how to launch an all and out war on the peaceful Islamic Movement in Nigeria led by Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky since their assumption to office in May 2015.
This Zaria massacre was prior to the annual commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS).
Not more than a year after such tragic massacre, Elrufa’i doubled the Zaria damages in Kaduna, where dozens were indiscriminately killed during a recurrent protests by the peaceful Kaduna brothers condemning these crackdown on the law abiding citizens simply because of diversity in creed.
Yet, this rampant shedding of blood of faithful followers of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky in Zaria, Kaduna, Saminaka, and others sub-Kaduna units by El-Rufa’i had not reached his satisfaction.
In Sept. 2016, Elrufa’i hired hundreds of hoodlums who attacked brothers and sisters right in their centre situated at T/Wada Kaduna, killing dozens with locally-made arms, later on, Men of Police arrived with a view to restore order in the area. But it was discovered as a planned attack, they went on manhunt of brothers in T/Wada area. They arrested many brothers. Scores of the brothers apprehended are still in detention in Kaduna central Prison without trial.
The Elrufa’i hired thugs later burnt down the centre for the brothers and sisters in T/Wada, better known as Markaz. They finally demolished the building and catered away with valuable items.