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El-Zakzaky's daughter describes Zaria clash

23 March 2016, 16:37

Zaria - Suhaila El-Zakzaky, one of the daughters of detained Shiite leader Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has shared her experience during the clash between the Nigerian army and Shiite members in December 2015.

Suhaila said that soldiers of the Nigerian army killed as many people as they could find and burnt others alive.

“Around 10p.m. on that day, we heard gunshots from afar. It turned out that the military were shooting at people and advancing towards the house. We spent the whole night with the shooting going on. We were told that people were being killed.

“When people were saying the early morning prayers, the army got the opportunity to knock down the fence, entered the house and started shooting. They killed as many people as they could find and burnt others alive.

Also read: Shi’ites pull out of Zaria clash probe

“We were in a part of the house that was not burnt down, but I assumed they thought everyone was burnt or dead. So they really did not search. We spent the day with shooting going on from afar. There was fire all over the place.

“Then we spent the next night likewise. In the morning they (army) came back. When they got to where myself, my father, my brothers and other members of the family were, they took shooting position and started shooting at us randomly for some seconds.”

Suhalila said that she saw how the soldiers were shooting at her father, mother and three brothers.

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