Posted by News Express | 30 November 2014 | 3,687 times
Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has described Friday’s bomb attack on worshippers at Kano Central Mosque as the handiwork of enemies of Islam and Muslims, who have no regard for human values.
The Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria made the statement during the commemoration of martyrdom of Imam Hasan al-Mujtabah, grandson of the Messenger of Allah, which was held yesterday at Hussainiyyah Baqiyyatullah, Zaria, Kaduna State.
He said no Muslims, whatever his belief, could have unleased such a heinous attack that “only the hard-hearted and stone-hearted could have done this.”
He further explained that to dissuade the people from the truth of the matter, the crime is attributed to a faceless organisation called Boko Haram, whose only preoccupation had been murder and arson. “They executed similar attack same day on worshippers in a mosque in Afghanistan,” he added.
According to Sheikh Zakzaky, “How could an organisation with political mission kill Muslim worshippers in mosques and churches? What for? If the group is fighting the government, does the government have a mosque that the group now targeted? How then could a group that wants to establish an Islamic state kill worshippers in mosques, churches and market places? We cannot be fooled!”
He also said those perpetrating the bloodshed were fully known, as they were unmasked when they came in broad daylight and opened fire on peaceful protesters during Quds Day in Zaria. “When they turned to us, they were exposed. We saw them in their full military uniform and armed,” he said.
Alleging a planned attack on the forthcoming Arba’een symbolic trek, the Islamic leader said that the security is presently contemplating on the mode of atrocity to unleash on the trek; whether to detonate bombs or open fire on the people during the trek.
“The man who killed my sons was given the task of containing the Trek from Jaji. Already, they have kept weapons in a store in Jaji and employed secret operatives to work for them in Kaduna. They have equipped them with vehicles to move about, black attire and flags to melt into the Trek,” he stated.
Sheikh Zakzaky said they are still holding meetings on the best way to contain the Trek without being exposed, as they attempted last year but was exposed.
•Photo shows Sheikh Zakzaky.
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