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Zeenat Zakzaky commences Ramadan under detention without charge

06 June 2016, 14:14 Peregrino Brimah

Zeenat Zakzaky, the wife of Islamic movement leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has been imprisoned by the Buhari government since December of 2015.

The mother of six slain male children, three killed by the previous Jonathan government and the other three killed by the current administration when they raided their compound on the two bloody December days, Zeenat was detained without reason along with her husband who she watched sustain as many as six direct gun shots that blinded and paralyzed him.

Zeenat also witnessed the murder of her three sons according to surviving daughter Suhaila. She was shot twice too with one shot to her abdomen.

This unbelievable and unimaginable torture transpired as the Nigerian army was also allegedly involved in the summarily execution of no less than 700 mostly youth of the minority "despised" Shia Muslim denomination in Zaria. Many were burned alive and properties of the movement were demolished without court order by the joint action of the Kaduna state government and the Nigerian army.

The Kaduna state government later admitted to having buried 350 bodies secretly in a mass grave in concert with the army, sparking global outcry.

After being detained for three months in an unknown location and held incommunicado, the Buhari government finally bowed to pressure and protest and allowed lawyers supervised access to Zeenat and her husband.

Six months later, Zeenat is commencing the 2016 Ramadan fast while imprisoned. 

She is unable to meet and talk with her two daughters and one last surviving son who got married last month without the fortune of his father and mother attending. 

She is unable to wish them a happy Ramadan.

She has been unable to visit at the remains of her sons in the mass grave where they are believed to have been dumped.

On behalf of conscientious Nigerians, I wish Zeenat the blessings and peace of Ramadan. May her prayers be answered and may her Creator deliver her justice as He delivered justice to Boko Haram in answer to the prayers of the abducted Chibok girls and prayers of other victims of their oppression.

The Prophet of Islam is reported to have 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)

- MyNews24

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