President, Media Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim Musa, has said a book on the alleged massacre of the members of Shi’ites by the Nigerian Army in December, 2015 will be made public soon.
Titled, ‘December 2015 massacre of Shi’ites in Nigeria: survivors account,’ the book is authored by the IMN spokesman, Ibrahim Musa.
Recall that in December 2015, the Nigerian Army clashed with the Shi’ites in Zaria for blocking the convoy of the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai. The clash led to some members of the group.
Following the clash, the Kaduna State Government set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the incident.
But on Sunday, the group’s spokesman said the book would tell the world about the “horrible massacre from the horse’s mouth.”
Musa said, “December 12th to 14th, 2015 will pass in the annals of Nigerian history as one of the darkest weekends, when a unit of the Nigerian Army was sent to exterminate the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, its structures and leadership. By the time the operation was over in the early morning hours of December the 14th, over a thousand unarmed civilians were killed with some burned in the most gruesome manner.
“This is not new to most of those following the news from Nigeria for the past four years, mostly due to the agitation by the surviving members of the Islamic Movement for the freedom of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, who was also severally shot before arrest and subsequent detention incommunicado.
“This later struggle has also cost more lives of those involved because of the use of live ammunition by security agents sent to stop the agitators.
“However, what this book adds is a new unique narration of what actually happened on those dark days of 12-14th December, 2015 as told by the survivors of the heinous Zaria massacre as it became known.