In a government press release published
in virtually all Nigerian media which shows the strength of the authority, the
Shia Muslims of Nigeria were blamed for the Agatu massacre of over 500 Benue
people which has been in process for over 2 years. The massacre has been
headlines because it was allowed to continue without the Nigerian security
departments making a single arrest of the Fulani herdsmen-terrorist, Boko Haram
perpetrators or otherwise seriously acting to abate it.
Protests in Abuja on the ongoing
genocide embarrassed the reluctant government that is still yet to act. Finally
David Mark's visit during which he was even allegedly shot at, and he described
the numbers of victims and how 10 communities were wiped out in typical Boko
Haram style, forced a reluctant government to announce it will act.
But the dangerous new twist is a new
propaganda in a publication apparently by the Benue State government
titled, "North will not tolerate any extreme group again- Ortom." The
Benue State governor has not denied the publication.
In it, the allegation is made that Shia
Muslims are behind the Agatu Fulani terrorists cum Boko Haram III massacres
which have been ongoing in the region for over two years.
We have been here before with the slander of Buhari's name as Boko sponsor
This is a shocking replication of how
former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed the north and later
Muhammadu Buhari for Boko Haram. Did the new government copy such sick behavior
from his books? Where did it get him?
As time went on, Jonathan even
left Boko Haram to fester while maximizing his political capital and
financial reward from the mayhem of the terror group.
As Nigerians sit and watch the same
accusations of millions of innocent people for the acts of others and the
inactions of the government in abating the terror, we might just get to the
point like in the past where the government actually promotes ("Boko Haram
is fighting for Justice" – Bamanga Tukur; "they are our
siblings" – Jonathan) and intentionally tolerates such terror and
genocides as a means of defending itself and persecuting those it battles.
Hopefully we have not already gotten to that point, considering how the
government has refused to bring any of the Agatu terrorists to book and
seriously act against it.
All our analysts have a terrible
forecast of the long term implications of the unholy game Nigeria's security
chiefs are playing in persecution of the Shia Muslim while openly aligning with
the Saudi monarch.
A High Court Judge just warned them to
stop terrorizing Nigerians by acting as though they were above the law and like
This is a call on all serious minded and
conscientious Nigerians who care about the future of Nigeria to act now and
stop the ongoing unfair targeting and persecution of a religious minority in
the nation. The implications will be more deadly than they already are. We must
call on the army to #ProduceZeenatAndZakzaky. As the army claims that
it killed only 7 members of the movement, perhaps Zakzaky's three sons, his
sister-burned-to-death and just 3 others; the army should allow the victims defend
themselves from a case that simple.
The continued full blown media
propaganda activities to malign and now associate a 10 million large minority
religious group in the country is being observed by the world to our disgrace,
and is certain to wreck whatever we build in Nigeria both locally and our
international reputation, as has happened in the past.
Nigeria is willingly setting itself up
to be the newest field in a dirty, deadly sectarian crises that has totally
destroyed the Middle east. We must not be looked at as such an extremist and
notorious country with clear government sponsored harassment and libelous,
defamatory projects to ethnic and religious minorities.
We must also not take the patience of
the Shia Muslims for granted. While the world appreciates their extreme
patience in the face of such levels of persecution, including the killing of
six sons of their leader, burning his sister to death, shooting him and his
wife several times and beating them up, killing their sons in their faces,
burning their homes and properties down with everyone in it, demolishing all
their property and going as far as exhuming graves of Shia Muslims and dumping
the bodies in mass graves in a "honor killing" pogrom that claimed as
many as 1000 lives with an official list of 800 missing...and then as it
stands, kidnapping Zeenat and Zakzaky for over 90 days denied all
constitutional access to legal representatives, family and medical visits; we
must realize that every material has its Youngs modulus and elastic limit.
We call on Nigerians to act and fight
for justice and caution of the "dictator" authorities as Justice
Yusuf Haliru tagged it, as we continue to pray.
Psalm 10:17 Lord, you have heard the
request of the oppressed; you make them feel secure because you listen to their
prayer. 18 You defend the fatherless and oppressed, so that mere mortals may no
longer terrorize them.
The Prophet of Islam said: “Fear the
prayer of the oppressed, even if he is a disbeliever, for there is no barrier
(between it and Allah [the God]).” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).
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