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Monday, 22 March 2021 15:04

The Public is aware that the news of the deteriorating health of Malama Zeenah Ibraheem, the wife of Sheikh El-Zakzaky, as she has contracted the novel COVID-19 in Kaduna prison, triggered a massive free-Zakzaky protest in Abuja on the 25th of January, 2021, at the Federal Secretariat. 

Then, the following day, Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 it was conducted at the National Human Rights Commission, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, demanding the IMMEDIATE and UNCONDITIONAL release of the Sheikh and his wife. However, despite it being a peaceful protest, the police attacked it, leaving many protesters with gunshot wounds, which led to the death of two PEACEFUL protestors afterwards : Yunusa Abdussalam and Kabiru Ahmed.
While Yunusa, 22, who was hurriedly evacuated from the scene of the protest, but later succumbed to his injuries and died, the Police whisked away my heavily injured father, 49, who sustained a gunshot in his left leg.
In spite of the gunshot wounds, they tortured him and damaged his left hand and consequently, he died in Police custody and remains deposited by them at Wuse District Hospital Zone 3. Though, his dead body was later released to us on Monday, 1st March, 2021.
Kabiru, who was a renowned business man at Masaka is survived by a wife and 10 children.
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In view of the foregoing police brutality and so it may serve as deterrence to it, I, Fatima, on behalf of my family, have sued the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami and the Medical Director, Wuse District Hospital, asking Federal High Court to declare the killing of Kabiru Ahmed as unlawful, and the parties should pay compensation of 5 billion Naira to the Family of the Deceased.

Fatima Kabiru Ahmed For the Family of Kabiru Ahmed

 sisters from filed case against IGP, conf 20 march 2021

 sisters from filed case against IGP, conf 20 march 2021

20th March, 2021
Following this sad development and act of barbarism, the Sisters Forum of the Islamic movement, have sensitized the families of more than 70 protesters that were killed by the Buhari regime to institute legal actions against the perpetrators of the crime against humanity. A lot of legal actions will soon be taken against Buhari, the police and the Nigerian Army.
We wish to inform the general public who have shown exemplary understanding and solidarity with us since we started the peaceful daily 'Free-Zakzaky' protests which began on Monday, 8th January, 2018 at Abuja.
So far, our record shows that the Buhari regime has killed more than than 72 peaceful protesters, including a police officer, 2 journalists and a passerby (Abuja resident).
A day after the kick-off protest, on Tuesday, 9th January, at the time of another protest at Wuse Zone 6, by Sky Memorial, FCT Police officers mercilessly shot Sheikh Qaseem Umar Sokoto in the leg, which led to his unfortunate death on the 5th of February of the same year.
Yet, the next day, Wednesday, 10th January, police operatives opened fire on protesters at Area 2, Garki, Abuja, where they killed 2 more peaceful protesters - Aminu Ibraheem Gashua and Adamu Salis Dunari.
In another barbaric assault on Monday, 16th April, they killed Ahmad Rufa’i at the National Human Rights Commission in cold blood.
Similarly, on Saturday, 27th October, 2018, during the Arbaeen Symbolic Trek, officers of Nigerian Army killed 6 protesters. Two days later, Monday, 29th October, Guard Brigade, under Brigadier-General Musa Yusuf, waylaid Sheikh Zakzaky's followers at Kubo check-point, close to Mogadishu Barrack, Abuja where they brutally and cold-bloodedly massacred 39 Ashura mourners.
The next day, Tuesday, 30th October, the police attacked the protesters once more, killing 5 more.
In another attack at Federal Secretariat on 9th July, 2019, the police also killed Ja’afar Mika’il Lafiya and Mahmud Umar. In the same month, and for the second time, on Monday, 22nd July, 2019, the Nigerian Police under the order of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, again killed 14 protesters, DCP Umar Belel, Mr. Precious Owolabi (a journalist) and a passerby (Abuja resident).
In 2020, at Berger Bridge, Wuse, Abuja, they killed another journalist, Mr. Alex Ogbu of Regent Africa Times, while covering the 'Free Zakzaky' protest.
Early this year, on Tuesday 25 January, police operatives attacked 'Free-Zakzaky' protesters at the National Human Rights Commission where they killed 3 more peaceful protesters that included Yunusa Abdussalam, Kabiru Ahmed and Hassan Muhammad Pandogari.
Out of the 72+ protesters who were viciously killed by the Buhari regime in Abuja, in what we have termed as #AbujaMassacre, we filed 8 suits at the Federal High Court, Abuja and secured 3 favourable judgements. In the 3 judgements, Hon. Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo declared that the killing of Bilyaminu Abubakar Faska, Mahdi Musa and Suleiman Shehu by the agents of the Inspector General of Police during a 'Free-Zakzaky' protest at Federal Secretariat, on Monday, 22nd July, 2021, as illegal, unlawful, null and void and amounting to gross violation of their fundamental right to life.
In the meanwhile, numerous suits are in the process of being filed at the Federal High Court.
Consequently, we have decided to file formal complaint at the International Criminal Court on #AbujaMassacre. While we take legal action against Buhari at the ICC for the second time, we have included Mr. Babagana Mungono, the National Security Adviser to the President, Mr. Lawal Musa Daura, Former Director General, Department of State Security Service, Brigedier-General Musa Yusuf and Mr. Mohammed Adamu, IGP in the new case on #Abujamassacre.
While condemning these barbaric acts and crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Buhari regime in the strongest of terms, we wish to reiterate our commitment to continue protesting, untill our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah Ibraahim, are immediately and unconditionally released.
I would like to end with a message for all those who are in support of these and similar acts, in Nigeria and all over the world...

Respect Existence or Expect Resistance
For the Sisters Forum of the Islamic movement:
*Zainab Zakariyya*
*20th March, 2021*

 sisters from filed case against IGP, conf 20 march 2021