The efforts and attempts on the life of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky have been flourishing since about thirty five years ago when he was involved in Students’ Union activities. The subsequent governments that followed from 1978 to date have never relented in the evil scheme of eliminating the revered Sheikh. The question remains, why?
As a Muslim and adherent follower of the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of Prophet of Islam Muhammad (SAWA) and other Prophets of Allah, Sheikh Zakzaky has always been at the fore front of fighting injustice and speaking the truth no matter how bitter or whom it may offend. The most ignorant of people will surely know that these characteristics are those of the Prophets and devoted servants of Allah.
The current phenomena in the country, where innocent lives are being killed and blood of innocuous people spilled almost on daily basis by the government that is supposed to be the protector of its people, cannot allow the Sheikh to remain silent. Where other so called leaders either in the name of political, religious, traditional or whatever they may call themselves are afraid to say the truth and identify with the masses of the country, Sheikh Zakzaky has openly condemned the government’s crimes. Such brave act has cost him the loss of his three undergraduate sons and some of his Allah’s chosen students.
Recent events in Potiskum, Yobe state have witnessed the government openly in broad day light throwing bomb and opening fire on a peaceful procession of Muslims under the command of Sheikh Zakzaky commemorating the Ashura. This dastardly attack has left 29 killed with about 80 receiving treatments at the hospital. As usual Sheikh has openly blamed the Nigerian government for the heinous crime against its people. This brave act of Sheikh has earned him the government displeasure. For five consecutive nights they have been attempting to ambush and kill him on his way back to his house after the usual daily Ashura event from Husainiyya Baqiyyatullah.
We have said and will continue to re-echo that no force can kill an ideology. The teeming followers of Sheikh that are making you restless are people that fully identify with the call and their lives available for sacrifice in defending him and the call. The desperation to eliminate Sheikh Zakzaky by the Nigerian government acting on the orders of the illegal state of Israel should be seriously and carefully pondered by the puppies of the Zionist. What could be the possible effect of this evil crime being attempted? The Zion masters may not have much to lose by the time the crime back fires, but what of their local agents. Can anyone imaging killing such a respected and upright leader to go free without consequences?
Allah that has been protecting Sheikh Zakzaky from the evil attempts on his life is ever Able and Capable.
Dr. Abdullahi Danladi
Islamic Movement in Nigeria