Friday 21/06/2019 marks exactly the day Sheikh Zakzaky and his followers spent 42 months and 10 days in illegal brutal detention. Their incarceration started on Saturday 12/12/2015, with the Zaria massacre executed by the Nigerian military. Since then we have not rested on our oars, we have been trooping out from time to time voicing our concern and disapproval of the way Buhari administration is handling this monumental tragedy of killing of 1000+ civilians in Zaria and the continued detention of our leader Sheikh Zakzaky even in the face of a high court order of his release and payment of compensation.
Moreover it is a known fact that as we come out today to stage another peaceful protest, Buhari Administration has flagrantly disregarded a high court ruling ordering the release of our leader since 2016. Since to date our demands have not been met by the authorities, we will not be deterred, but keep on with our civil protests reminding the general public of the crass injustice meted upon us and demanding justice from the government.
This time around we are deeply concerned because the health of our leader is fast deteriorating by the day, mostly because of the bullet traces imbedded in his body and that of his wife Malama Zeenah Ibrahim in the aftermath of the gunshot wounds they sustained during the soldiers onslaught on their residence. The lead Counsel to the duo had to make a special application before a kangaroo court praying that they must be allowed access to medical experts in January this year. It however took almost four months before foreign medical experts could be allowed to assess their situation. The preliminary report indicated that both must be flown abroad urgently for further expert medical attention. The government is yet to heed to this medical advice by the experts.
In the meantime, as their health situation deteriorates, their trial has stalled unnecessarily. Their lawyers had alerted the courts that they must be allowed to attend to their health, because “only the living can stand trial.”
It was therefore not surprising that members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria received the sudden news of the collapse and death of the Egyptian former President in the court room while being tried with so much anxieties and unease.
It will be the biggest mistake of the century for Nigerian authorities and other oppressive regimes in countries like Egypt to assume that if a detainee in their dungeons die, they are not responsible. This assumption is not acceptable before the law and natural justice. How can a regime that detain a person, deny him his right to seek medical attentions and let him die with careless abandon, turn around and quickly claim innocence of his death? This is not how a natural death occurs.
Right from the onset when the military descended on the Islamic Movement in 2015, the intention of this administration is apparently clear, to obliterate the Movement, its members and its leader Sheikh Zakzaky. However Allah in His infinite mercy spared the life of the Leader, and protected him from the evil machinations of his sworn enemies. Alhamdulillah, the Islamic Movement’s growth has not stagnated. Nonetheless we will like to assure our detractors we will not siddon look, should anything unwanted again happened to our revered leader. We know where the blame lies and will be appropriately blamed by us and the world in general.
Hence we once again call on all those that wish Nigeria good to draw the attention of this regime to the fact that the continued illegal incarceration of our leader Sheikh Zakzaky is not in the best interest of this nation. It is immoral for the government to hide behind the façade that he and others are currently standing trial on trumped up charges, therefore it is a matter before the judiciary. This is unacceptable to us and all those behind justice in our land. We know their real intentions and we will not condone it. They should simply let our Leader go to freedom!
SHEIKH ABDULHAMID BELLO ZARIA
*BUHARI NA WASA DA LAFIYAR SHAIKH ZAKZAKY*
A ranar Juma’a 21/06/2019 waki’ar kisan kiyashin da gwamnatin Buhari ta yi ga Shaikh Zakzaky da jama’arsa ta cika watanni 42 da kwana 10 a lissafin Miladiyya. Ta’addancin da ya fara a ranar Asabar 12/12/2015. Tun sannan ba mu gushe ba muna fitowa daga lokaci zuwa lokaci muna muzaharar lumana don tunawa jama’a irin bakin zaluncin da aka yi wa Jagoranmu Shaikh Zakzaky, tare da yin kira ga gwamnatin da take tsare da shi ba bisa hakki ba, da ta sake shi cikin gaggawa, ba tare da wani sharadi ba.
Sanin kowa ne cewa, har ya zuwa yau din nan da muka sake fitowa, gwamnatin Buhari ba ta bi umurnin wata babbar kotun Abuja da ta ce a sake shi ba, har ma a biya shi diyya, shi da mai dakinsa Malama Zeenah Ibrahim. Tunda ko haka ne, hakarmu ba ta cimma ruwa ba kawo yanzu, to ba za mu yi kasa a gwiwa ba, za mu ci gaba da fitowa don jaddada bukatunmu da sake tunatar da jama’a.
A wannan karon hankalinmu ya kara tashi ne saboda yadda rashin lafiyar Jagoranmu Shaikh Zakzaky ke kara tabarbarewa a kullum, saboda burbushin harsashin da ke jikinsu da kuma guban da ke tattare da harsasan. Sanin kowa ne cewa wasu kwararrun Likitoci da suka zo daga kasashen waje tare da hadin gwiwar Likitocin gwamnati sun duba lafiyar Jagoran namu da matarsa, kuma sun ba da sanarwar cewa suna bukatar kulawar gaggawa a Asibitin kwararru wanda samun sa sai a kasashen waje. Kawo yanzu dai ba wata alama da ke nuna gwamnati ta yi wani abu kan wannan rahoto na Likitoci.
Ko ba mu fada ba, duk wani mai hankali ya san cewa, gwamnatin Buhari tana jan kafa ne a kan wannan bukata tamu ta sakin Jagoranmu Shaikh Zakzaky da burin ko ta Allah ta kasance da shi (wa iyazu billah). Amma ganin yadda tsohon Shugaban Misira, kuma daya daga cikin jagororin kungiyar masu kishin Musulunci ta Ikhwanul Muslimun, wato Muhammad Mursi, ya rasu yana tsare a hannun azzaluman mahukuntan Misira, hankalinmu ya kara tashi, kuma damuwarmu da halin da Jagoranmu ke ciki takaru.
Zai zama katon kuskure idan mahukuntan Nijeriya da ma sauran azzaluman mahukunta irin na Misra, za su yi zaton idan wani wanda suke tsare da shi ya rasu a hannunsu, babu hannunsu a ciki. Wannan zaton da suke yi ba mai karbuwa ba ne a mizanin hankali da ma shari’a. Ya za a yi kuna tsare da bawan Allah, kun hana shi damar ya je ya kula da lafiyarsa yadda ta dace, sannan ya rasu, ku ce ba laifinku ba ne, mutuwar karar kwana ce, lokacinsa ne ya yi? Sanin kowa ne cewa ba haka ake mutuwar karar kwana ba.
Tun farkon wannan waki’a ta kisan kiyashin Zariya a 2015, mun san cewa wannan gwamnatin ta Buhari ta fito da karfinta ne don ta kashe Jagoranmu Shaikh Zakzaky da jama’arsa, Allah ne kawai ya cece shi daga hannunsu, ba don suna so ba. Muna rokon Allah Madaukakin Sarki ya ci gaba da ba Jagoran namu kariya daga sharrin makiyansa a wannan karon da suke tunanin sannu a hankali ta Allah za ta kasance tare da shi. Duk da haka muna son su sani ba za mu lamunci wannan dabara ba ta kisan mummuke. Ba fa za mu zura ido kawai karin wani mummunan abu ya samu Jagoranmu ba, don kuwa mun san wadanda suke da alhakin haka, kuma kansu za mu dora alhakin.
Don haka muna kara kira ga duk wani mai yi wa kasar nan fata na gari da ya ja hankulan azzaluman mahukuntan kasar nan kan gurguwar dabarar da suka dauka ta ci gaba da tsare Jagoranmu Shaikh Zakzaky da sauran ’yan’uwa bisa uzurin cewa yana fuskantar shari’a a wata kotun jeka-na-yi-ka ta jihar Kaduna. Karrr muke kallon su! Mun ki wayon! Ku sakar mana Jagoranmu kawai! Ba ku da wani uzuri na kin yin hakan da gaggawa!
SHAIKH ABDULHAMID BELLO ZARIYA