The Kaduna Shia IMN Massacre : As it Happened !!

Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakyzaky is the leader of the ISM (Islamic Shia Movement of Nigeria), a pro-Iranian organisation, which has tens of thousand of followers.

 

On 11 December 2015, Shia Sect members, numbering hundreds and carrying dangerous weapons blocked  the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratia,  forcing him out of the vehicle in an “alleged”assassination attempt.

For some strange reason somewhat thought it would be a good idea to attempt to block the convoy of the Chief of the Army Staff and members of his entourage while on a legitimate official assignment by baracading the road.
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A plea by the COAS to allow the convoy pass only emboldened the rampaging sect members who started chanting Alahu Akbar in a frenzy of excitement.
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A nervous soldier assumes firing position but is quickly ordered to stand dow
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Soon the IMN members are  joined by their wives wielding matchetes.
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Here we see a Robinhood wannabe brandish his bow and arrow to a gunfight.
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Their fate was sealed when the rampaging IMN members began hurling projectiles at the troops, injuring scores.
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As tensions escalated into breaking point the convoy rammed its way through the rampaging sect members, with some officers fleeing behind on foot.
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As tensions escalated into breaking point the convoy rammed its way through the rampaging sect members, with some officers fleeing behind on foot.

Despite the fact Nigerian troops displayed uncommon and remarkable restraint, this was the time to fleeing, given the reputation of the Nigerian for brutality. Instead the IMN members took to the streets of Kaduna with their leader at night on a victory match.

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The leader of the Shiite Islamic sect Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakyzaky with his followers on the streets of Zaria on a victory parade.
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The leader of the Shiite Islamic sect Sheikh Ibrahim El Zakyzaky with his followers on the streets of Zaria on a victory parade.

14 December 2015.

The Nigerian army commenced its systematic assault against the Shiite Islamic sect in Zaria with the sole intent of wiping out the sect once and for all.

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Soldiers from the feared 114 Task Force Battalion enroute Zaria.

The soldiers hunted down the sect’s leader, Sheik Zakzaky, who had fled to his residence for fear of his life.

The assault commenced with an encirclement of the group’s sprawling beautiful mosque complex by Nigerian soldiers.
The assault commenced with an encirclement of the group’s sprawling mosque complex by Nigerian soldiers.

 

The assault troops made an announcement over a loud speaker calling on everybody to come out with their hands in the air. They refused . Then the troops stormed the compound.

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By the end of the operation over 300 sect members were killed by Nigerian troops.

Bodies of slain sect members dumped into an open grave.

The Nigerian army has a reputation of extreme ruthlessness. As Liberian rebels once attested

” Nigerian soldiers are evil and merciless men who are willing to wipe out an entire village to get the job down. ”

Now, even before the Nigerian army was known to be rather heavy handed when in their application of force. Images of Nigerian soldiers beheading 100 Boko Haram soldiers one after the other till the last man, driving some into insanity really drove home the point.

Hence it came as no surprise that Nigerian soldiers were alleged to have exhumed the bodies of three of Sheik Zakzaky’s brothers from their graves, and took away their remains to an unknown location. Another source even claimed that the soldiers targeted the tomb of Sheik Zakzaky’s grandmother, with the intent of exhuming her remains as well.

He was eventually captured and kept incommunicado at a military facility within Kaduna State, denying him access to legal counsel and members of his family. They also obtained a recorded phone conversation in which Sheik Zakzaky told an unidentified Iranian official about the gunfire around his residence and the military’s attempt to abduct him.

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A bloodied Ibrahim El Zakyzaky captured by Nigerian troops.

 

 

 

 

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A bloodied Ibrahim El Zakyzaky captured by Nigerian troops

The worlds number one sponsorer of terrorist, Iran, was furious. On 15 December the Iranian military threatened Nigeria of serious consequences if the leader of the Shia sect is not released.

In the words of the Iranian military :

“The time when they could oppress Shias and get away with it is long gone, we shall pay a visit to the puppet regime in Nigeria soon, God willing. ‪”

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It should be noted that in 2010, Iran was caught trying to smuggle container load of weapons to Nigeria.

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In another incident, Nigeria intercepted 13 Iranian missile containers destined for Gaza.

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Most recently in February 2013 the Nigerian intelligence service uncovered an Iranian terror cell planning to launch attacks against Israeli and American targets in Lagos.

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