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They killed my sons, now they want to kill me – El-Zakyzaky

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The leader of Nigeria's Shiites Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria

The leader of Nigeria’s Shiites Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria

From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna

The leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, otherwise referred to as Shiites, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakyzaky has said the military are after his life after sending his three sons to their early grave.

The Islamic cleric disclosed this yesterday in Zaria, in an issued statement, while reacting to the claim by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), that El-Zazaky is only crying foul.

The statement, signed by Ibrahim Usman, stated that it is necessary to react to the Defence Headquarters’ statement following the series of failed attempts on his life and attack on his convoy in Zaria.

According to him, El-Zakyzaky dismissed as baseless statement by the DHQ that those with no plan to cause violence have no cause to fear, saying that “We want to know, what offence have we committed that on the last Friday of Ramadan 28, equivalent to July 25, 2014, soldiers opened fire on us in broad daylight?

“Was is not the military that did the shooting? Yet the person that masterminded the operation, is still going about freely”.

However, El-Zakyzaky explained that “with what happened people must have cause to fear from military onslaught”.

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