Leader of Nigeria's Islamic Movement, Sheikh Zakzaky, travels to Iran
Sheikh Ebrahim Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, has arrived in Tehran for his medical treatment.
Self-sacrifice, courage, kindness, attracting Muslim and Christian youth to the path of truth are among the most important aspects of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky's personality.
Sheikh Zakzaky's last masterpiece in defense of peace and brotherhood between West African states was the recent statement of enlightenment issued on strong opposition of any kind of military conflict with the new government in Niger.
Sheikh Zakzaky, while emphasizing cultural roots and common beliefs with Nigeriens, had warned against the occurrence of bloodshed and fratricide, which was warmly welcomed by the people and governments of West Africa.
It is worth noting that the French colonial government, after facing humiliating defeat by the people and the new governments in the three countries of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, resorted to pressurize member governments of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to attack Niger, so that it could return the puppet governments to power under the pretext of establishing peace and with military intervention, but with the vigilance of the West African governments, this French conspiracy failed.
The federal government of Nigeria being the Africa's largest economy and one of the strongest armies has become the continent of opportunities. The existence of the world's third active cinema in Nigeria called “Nollywood” and other cultural advantages in that country have made Nigeria one of the most effective cultural countries in the vast continent of Africa.
Recently, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Federal Republic of Nigeria have made fruitful efforts to develop and deepen relations.
Undoubtedly, increasing cooperation between the two regional superpowers will be met with opposition and conspiracies of US, England, Israel and their allies.
Also, in the past months, Iran's relations with other African countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mauritania, Sudan, Djibouti, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and Egypt have witnessed dramatic developments.