By Femi Oyelola
The leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has called on the Military authority to as a matter of urgency release the reaming corpses of slain members of the movement to him for burial.
He stated this in Zaria yesterday when receiving the corpses of his two sons who are among the 35 members of the
movement that were killed by the Army in Zaria.
According to the learned Islamic cleric, the slain people are Muslims and the continued delay in releasing the corpses will only amount to injustice to the dead after their gruesome murder.
The Sheik had earlier led members of the movement in prayer for the 19 corpses that were released to the movement; they were later buried at the Dambo Village on the old Jos road, Zaria.
It could be recalled that on Friday the Shi’ite sect and military personnel at the PZ area clashed, while the former were on procession to mark the Quds day killing the son of Sheikh El-Zakzaky and three others.
Speaking while addressing the press, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, said the soldiers killed about 35 people including his three biological sons in the procession.
Narrating the ordeal, Sheikh El-Zakzaky said as at yesterday they had a total of 16 corpses in their custody while nine corpses were taken to the teaching hospital in the night apart from his three children.
He added that the soldiers also killed three people this morning as they were passing by in front of Hussainiya, headquarters of the Movement.
“One of my sons Mahmud, student of Almustapha University, Beirut was shot at the abdomen and started bleeding, we tried to rush him to the hospital but the soldiers blocked everywhere along the way he bleed to death.
“The soldiers also arrested some people including three of my sons; they were taken alive and later killed two of them.
“The death include Ahmad, a Chemical Engineering student at Fhuyong University, China, Hamid, an Aeronautical Engineer at Xian University, China while Ali is still alive but wounded on the leg with compound fracture,” he said.
El-Zakzaky further disclosed that it was the police that assisted
them to locate the whereabouts of the people, where they understood that the people were taken to Basawa.
“When we demanded for the release of our people the army refused that they would take them to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) for medication not knowing that the two were killed.