Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky meets with families of Nigerian martyrs

2021-09-20 16:57:35
Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky meets with families of Nigerian martyrs

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, met with families of martyrs on Sunday in Abuja.

The families of Sheikh Muhammad Mahmood Turi, Sheikh Qassem Umar, Mustapha Saeed and several other martyrs were honored by the leader of the Islamic Movement.

Some of the martyrs were killed during the 2015 massacre in the Nigerian city of Zaria.

The incident took place when the Nigerian army stormed a religious ceremony, organized by Nigeria's Islamic Movement, which represents the Shia Muslim minority in the country.

In the massacre, which took place in Kaduna State, at least 348 civilians were killed and 347 bodies were secretly buried, according to official tally. The real death toll is said to be much higher.

Sheikh Zakzaky, who is in his mid-sixties, and his wife, sustained serious injuries during the raid and were detained.

Zakzaky, and his wife were released in July after being detained for more than five years. A High Court in Kaduna on Wednesday dismissed charges brought against them which include culpable homicide, unlawful assembly and disruption of public peace.


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