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Published On: Thu, Jul 31st, 2014

Zaria killings: Our killed members were innocent, Shiites tell Military

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From Muhammad Ibrahim, Kaduna

Shiites under the leadership of Sheik Ibraheem Zakzaky yesterday replied the Defence Headquarters, saying their killed members were harmless and innocent.

It could be recalled that about 30 shiites members were recently killed by soldiers in Zaria during a peaceful rally embarked upon to support the uprising in Palastine, among them are three of Shaikh Zazzaky’s children.

The Director of Defence Information, Maj.Gen Chris Olukolade had exonerated his men from blame, saying that the military are not murderers.

But a statement signed by the group director of Resource Forum, Dr. Abdullahi Danladi described the military’s response as a pure propaganda that will not clean them from the blood of innocent people killed.

“In the thirty six years of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, arms have no place. Our greatest weapon is the truth. We talk and appeal to human intellect to reason and understand the call. So for anybody to come out under any guise to claim that the peaceful and armless protesters are the aggressors is carelessly saying his delusion.

He noted the late response of the Defence Headquarters on the Zaria attack, declaring that the Nigerian Army may have weapons and ammunitions to attack and kill innocent members of the group, but the group has Allah and on him they depend and he is able and capable.

He also described the scenario as similar to what is happening in Palestine where the illegal state of Israel claimed to defend themselves against the Palestinians to justify their aggression.


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