|Sayyeed Ibraheem Elzakzaky (H)|
By Bukhari M. Bello Jega
"It is our duty to struggle in this fashion, and the result is with Allah" - Imam Ruhullah Musawi Khomeini
Ever since the tragic and unfortunate event of July 25th 2014, where Nigerian Military open fire on innocent, peaceful and armless members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria in Zaria including three children of Sayyed Ibraheem Elzakzaky (H), so many things seem to be happening which call for reflection and action by lovers of humanity. The killing of these innocent Nigerians, who were on peaceful procession in solidarity with the belligerent people of Palestine, will remain the darkest period in the history of Nigeria. The reality before us today, is that, the Nigerian state has been hijack by criminal gangs and bandits who specialises in shedding and mutilating innocent bloods and souls of Nigerians without intervention and seriousness from their government. Another reality is that, they have been absence of government and leadership in the last five (5) years since the son of the fisherman emerged as the President of this beautiful country of beloved people. Therefore, in the absence of government, leadership and the subsequent hijack of machineries and security apparatus of the state by criminal gangs and bandits, unleashing terror and untimely death, one will expect men of reasoning and retired this and that will come out strongly and speak out against the carnage going on in the country, but, silence and cowardice seem to be the defining feature of national heritage. Unfortunately, in the animal farm or jungle mentality we found ourselves, any courageous and independent voice, especially a voice of spirituality, wisdom, foresight, steadfastness, determination and pragmatism of the likes of Shaikh Ibraheem Elzakzaky (H), is a direct threat to the criminal gangs and bandits holding sward in the country.