Zaria Shootings: Killing Of Shiite Muslims Can Lead To Wider Bloodletting, Endless Conflict

Shehu_SaniKaduna based civil rights activist, Comrade Shehu Sani weekend, called on President Goodluck Jonathan to take charge of the security situation in the country.

Sani, who was reacting to the tragic killing of some Shiite Muslims in Zaria last week Thursday by soldiers, said the president should call the military and other security agencies to order with a view to putting to an end the recurring killing of innocent citizens.

In a statement, he said it was the same type of impunity by security agencies that led to Boko Haram insurgency since 2009.

He said: “We have received the tragic story of the gruesome and cold blooded killing of the members of the Sheikh El-Zakzaky led Islamic movement in Zaria by armed soldiers. We have learnt that members of the movement were fired at while on their yearly peaceful procession, in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

“The unprovoked attack and killing of the members of the Islamic movement by the soldiers stand unreservedly condemned. The killings are cruel, inhuman, barbaric and a dangerous act with wider security implications for the peace and stability of our country.

“It is most unfortunate and sad that our security forces have not learnt their lessons on the grievous implications of cold blood killings of religious leaders or their faithful.

“While the nation is still battling with the insurgency in the Northeast, which was triggered by the extra judicial killing of Mohammed Yusuf in 2009, a new front is deliberately and mischievously ignited by Nigerian soldiers”.

Sani, who is President of the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria, said the dastardly killings confirmed the speculation that security forces had been part of the insurgency problem in the North.

He added: “The tragic incidence in Zaria is a clear testimony that our security forces are part of the problem. The unprovoked attack and killing of the members of the movement is a reprehensible and abominable act capable of triggering a wider bloodletting and endless conflict.

“The impunity and brigandage by our security forces undermines the peace and stability of our country and by extension the authority and credibility of the Government”.

He said the military and security agencies must be directed to operate within the ambit of the law.

“President Goodluck Jonathan must take charge and responsibility of the situation on the ground. The buck stops on his table. A systematic policy and strategy of gross rights violations by security forces in the guise or excuse of fighting terrorism is unacceptable. Shooting peaceful protesters is tantamount to encouraging armed rebellion”.


  1. arrant nonsence!,who are u telling that,the security men in their job or the ordinary nigerians? look mr shehu sani we know all muslem as bokoharam in this leader or almajiris including ur women,so for that u can’t do more than what ur doing now with ur boko haram but know ye that ur cup are full and the day of ur cry is coming as u and ur fellow brothers and sisters shall surely cry like a baby is a promise.

  2. Southerners are the most sensless people in the world, they just can’t use their sense for a minute. What shehu said is true, and its just a matter of time before shiites start their own bloodletting. Our soldiers are a disgrace, how on earth will you shoot peaceful protesters with live amunition why?? They hve just created another problem for us because this is how boko haram started.

    • bangeez, Your fore fathers up til this your present idiotic generation are senseless. You pigs can still talk? No shame? See what you bastards turn Nigeria to in the name of your so-called Islam. A religion that preaches killing of your fellow human beings. When Jesus commanded His own disciples to love those who hate them. He said if they slap them on the right cheek, they should turn their left cheek to be slapped. Your own says kill those who don’t share your belief… Which one preaches Peace? Don’t tell me the answer. You idiots celebrated Bin Laden the Devil on Sept 11, 2001 and protested when he was disgracefully killed. Now you are gathering in solidarity for Palestines and what happens thereafter? Jihad??? Your religion has caused war and terrorism all over the world. A country that has muslims citizens knows no peace. That is the slogan now. Even we southerners have Muslims and our Muslims are enlightened. They are educated and not destructive like you, Fags. They gave a more polite interpretations to the verses you idiots kill innocent people upon. Boko Haram killing more Hausas and your generation is perishing in style. Maybe God wants us to have a peaceful Nigeria without the destructive Hausas and that is why Boko Haram got confused and are killing their own people. Where is your sense now? Stupid people. Nigeria would have moved forward but they would always drag us down and backward with their illiteracy and stupidity.

  3. What prove does he have to really show they weren’t members of the BH sect? This is how they politicise everything and make security agencies in Nigeria useless yet they blame them for not working effectively. Is there no other way to do peaceful protest on the #free palestine issue? I see a lot of westerners doing it on social media. And u the foolish Sani whatever call them innocent lives, how about the people they kill in churches? In jos, and other bombings? And this is the first time am seeing the ball-less idiot air out something

  4. let me tell u moha babs,i don’t exchange words with an exibits like u i will fold u up!but no problem how i wish we shall meet at the battle fild! because since u muslem with ur anti-human character has distroyed the nation beyond repair and the government due to selfcenteredness in them has blindly refused to divide this animal kingdom called nigeria even when they knew we are not meant to be one nigeria both in ideology,religion,understanding,and values.u people are just bunch of idiots of no morall history.i think we should let u people taste the bitter path of us in no distance time,we all knew ur bokoharam agenda of which ur people has been using our oil money to sponsor terrorism xtians and our security agents but the God of elijah,isaac and jecob whom we serve shall humiliate u all and subject all of u to poverty,pestlence,blindness,pre-mature deaths and everlasting cry IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER,JESUS AND HOLY SPIRITS thank u because i knew u have answered in JESUS NAMD I PRAY AMEN.N.AMEN

  5. All muslim are terrolist becos muhammad their leader was a terrorist, murderer and a rapist. Qu’ran 4:24, Qu’ran 8:39. Beware and repent, Jesus Christ prophied his coming in Matthew 7:15-16: 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?… What muhammads fruit, killing innocent people by proclaiming Isam raping women after war killing people who insulted him and so many more atrocities. Christians beware, and serve God in truth and holiness and don’t be dismay for Christ foretold it… Matthew 24:9-11: 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. […] 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake” .. So don’t be dismay by the killings it was written. And for muslims, please embrace Christ, he is the only way. Muhammad never met any angle, Paul prophied it ….2 Corinthians 11:10,14-15: 10 As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia. […] 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works” … What is their end works? Killing , under age marriage and violence. Its the end time, Jesus Christ is knocking on our door, lets open and accept Him.


    • I have Muslim friends in the South who don’t share your ideology but most Muslims are truly Boko Haram especially Northern Nigeria’s Muslims and other extremists around the world. They are terrorists. They laugh with you but in their mind, they are wicked and ready to kill in the name of allah

  7. @umar, the truth must be told. Check the history of your so called prophet, his killings waging war on innocent communities, lustful lifestyle, the truth cant be hidden, i urge u to read deeply and don’t allow that ideological mindset of those that brain wash muslim fellowers to affect u. I pray you get salvation before you end your journey on earth, because unbelievers of the truth will end up in the lake of fire no matter how good the think the are. Jesus is the only way. And he made it clear of false prophets who will come to deceive many. I pray for your wisdom.

  8. @umar the have brain wash u, do u know whn Jesus came, and the centuries before Muhammad was born? About 1000years .Who is hiding the truth? Because of who? Right from Adam after the fallen of man, the coming of Messiah was foretold, every prophet of the Judaism era prophecy of the coming of Jesus, who is not a man but Word of God came to earth in a form of Man. God himself! …John 1:14: 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. The deceive u my brother like many has,been deceived. The promise can not come from Arab, but from Israel, Gods people and through Jesus the whole world gets salvation. Open your eyes, and redeem yourself