By Saminu Azare
On Saturday 12-December-2015/
It happened to me just like a dream when I received condolence of Late Mal.Buhari Bello Jega through WhatsApp, which I later confirmed that it was through that my brother, best friend, colleague in the Media environment was among those followers of Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky that were extra-judicially killed by Nigerian Army at Gyallesu Area in Zaria.
The first idea that came to my mine was that Almighty Allah SWT has destined that his days in this world has come to an end, someone who was always taking good care of me, respecting and honoring me like his master, in fact writing a tribute for this great personality on the pages of Newspaper would not be enough as per as our close relationship with him is concern.
Late Buhari Jega left this world leaving us with weeping that would never end till our last breath, born on 22-September -1984 in Jega town of Kebbi State, he held Bachelor of Science and masters in Political Science and Political economy and Development Studies in University of Abuja, he recently got Admission to undergo PHD in Political Science. He worked as as a senior Researcher and youth development Advocate at the Center for Political Research, Education and Development Abuja.
Vibrant Journalist from International Institute of Journalism Abuja, columnist with Pointer Express Newspaper, Political commentator with Vision FM Abuja,BBC Hausa, Voice of America, RadioFrance International and Radio Deutsche welle in Germany and other social media outfit in Nigeria and the world.
Allah Akbar glory be God Almighty Allah the lord of the world, the death of Mal Buhari jega was a great lost to Islamic movement in Nigeria and the entire Nigerians, dedicated follower of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky who sacrificed his Ideas, wealth and experience for the services of Islam and humanity. Being an Academician late Jega had contributed immensely to the propagating of the activities of Islamic Movement through Academic Forum, Resource Forum and Resource Forum of Islamic Movement of Nigeria.
Indeed I personally lost a brother in Islam and best friend who people described us like biological brothers because of our resemblance where ever we go people were always saying it, I could remember when I was narrating him my conversation with Mal Musa C.A Editor of Almizan Newspaper our resemblance he smiled with keen interest, Late Jega was always trying to make me happy by calling me “ Matawallen Aljannah” a traditional title in paradise. Being honest, humble, flexible, patient and trust worthy. The residents of Gwagwalada Area Council in Abuja can testify this.
Mal Buhari Jega lost his parent about a decade ago but his uncle took care of him and Mal Abubakar Zaki the Ameer of Islamic Movement in Gwagwalada when he attested his good conduct later married his nice Aisha Abubakar zaki to him, both of them died with their one year six months daughter Fatima Al Batool.
Almighty Allah SWT had honored him with martyrdom on Sunday 13-December-2015 when Nigerian army laid siege on the resident of the revered Leader of the Islamic movement of Nigeria sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and started shooting sporadically on innocent Muslims faithful, also two of his sisters in-laws Nusaiba Abubakar Zaki of Geography Department University of Abuja and Fatima Abubakar Zaki of FCT College of Education were also killed.
Over one thousand innocent followers of Sheikh Ibaheem El-Zakzaky were extra-judicially killed by Nigerian Military at Gyallesu, Hussainiyya Bakiyatulla along Sokoto road and Darul rahma at Dambo Village all in Zaria, the attack on Islamic movement of Nigeria had being a long term plan by Nigerian authority and their western arrogant powers which fell the expanding and expansion of the Islamic movement of Nigeria pose a threat to their injustice system of governance.
It could be recalled during the late military dictator General Sani Abacha Sheikh Ibraheem El -Zakzaky was arrested on 12-September-1996 and killed over hundreds of his followers across the country all efforts and series of protests within and outside Nigeria demanding the release of Islamic scholar proved abortive until when Almighty Allah SWT terminated Abacha’s life in 1998.
I want to use this medium to express my condolences message to Families of Late Alh Muhammad Bello Jega, the entire management and staff of Pointer Express, friends and sympathizers. May the blessing, mercy and permanent happiness of Almighty Allah SWT be with him and all those that were extra-judicially killed by Nigerian army in Zaria, may also the thousands blood of innocent Muslims be a disasters and calamities to anybody who contributed and those that jubilate, they will never live in peace.