The 23 people killed by a bomb blast in Dakasoye village, Kano state
during Arba’een symbolic trek by members of the Islamic Movement in
Nigeria, yesterday buried at thegrand Arba’een commemoration held at
the Hussainiyyah Baqiyyatullah, Zaria.
An estimate of 5,456,100 people trekked from Kano to Zaria to attend
Arba’een of Imam Hussain to recall the the treial and tribulation of
the family of the Prophet of Islam chained and dragged in the
scorching desert, after the brutal killing of Imam Husain and his
companions by forces of Yazid son of Mu’awiyyah, 61 after Hijra.
The funeral prayer was led by Leader of the Islamic Movement in
Nigeria, Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky after the Arba’een commemoration with
an estimate of over 17 million people in attendance.
The deceased were later buried at a special martyrs cemetery, Jannatul
Darul Rahma, located at outskirt of Zaria city, where the 34 people
killed during the 2014 Quds Day, which included 3 of Shaikh Zakzaky’s
Earlier in his speech, Sheikh Zakzaky accused the Nigerian security,
specifically the DSS, whom he were complicity in the rampant killings
of innocent people across the country in the name of Boko Haram.
“We cannot be fooled by Boko Haram story, when all statement by Boko
Haram come from them. The statements come from US and Israel. How did
the DSS in Nigeria knew there was going to be attacks on churches and
mosques, and who was going to do it?”
According to him, the sporadic killings in Nigeria and across the
world was deliberately planned to control resources on selected
countries and suppress any rising voice against the plan with the
assistance of security agents of such countries.
Sheikh Zakzaky dismissed the existence of suicide bombers in the wide
killings and specifically the Kano blast saying, they capture, torture
and threatened unsuspecting victims and lure them through various
means to carry explosives into gatherings in order to kill.
On the Kano bomb carrier apprehended, the scholar said, “He is also a
victims of the nefarious plan. He was capture during the Mubi invasion
when his parents were dispersed and trained in Sambisa forest, then
brought to Kano and prepared to attack the Arba’een trek.
He said, statement by the bomb carrier apprehended indicated that he
was threatened with death, should he failed to detonate the bomb.
Sheikh Zakzaky further stated that, the statement by the person
apprehended revealed that he was not part of the plan, but was used as
a scapegoat to do the dirty job. “They also threatened to declare him
a Boko Haram member should he failed to do the job”.
“We treated him as a victim and had to let him go. We tried as much as
possible to give him maximum cooperation when he was apprehended and
refused to hand him over to the security operatives, because they will
definitely kill him. He is not in our custody now”.
The Leader also exposed the last desperate attempt to attack the trek
on entry into Zaria for the grand occasion.
Part of the planned, he explained, included placing explosives in
petroleum jerry cans along the road, and in juice containers such as
Five Alive brand.
He said, a certain individual was sighted purchasing large quantity of
the Five Alive juice containers, pouring out the liquid content in
preparation for the devilish plan.
Sheikh Zakzaky reiterated his stand that, there was nothing like Boko
Haram, but a grand ploy to destabilize the country and siphon its
“They are the same people conducting senseless killings in Iraq,
Yemen, Syria and other places. Here in Nigeria, if the Boko is against
western education that it attacks educational centres, is worship also
forbidden (haram) that it also attack places of worship; what about
markets is business transaction also forbidden (haram)? We cannot be
On the Arba’een commemoration, Shaikh Zakzaky said, the occasion is
unstoppable as more people are becoming conscious of its significant
and what it stands for.
According to him, Arba’een stands for the answer to Imam Husain’s call
to uproot injustice, when he was alone without a helper in the plain
of Karbala without a helper.
SPOKESMAN OF THE ISLAMIC MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA