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Nigerian Army Killed So Many Beyond Any Imaginations’, Eye Witness Gives Account

HAJIYA Ramatu Abdullahi, one of the victims of December 12, 2015, Zaria Massacre, which involved the Nigerian Military and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has revealed how the military attacked innocent civilians at several locations, aside from Zaria in Kaduna State.

She narrated how unarmed girls, women were shot at and left in the pool of their blood.

“I was shot adjacent to the residence of the Sheikh, where we had parked our car thinking that it would shield us from the attacks,” Abdullahi said in a new book, titled; December 2015, Massacre of Shiites in Nigeria, Survivors Accounts, written by Ibrahim Musa. “Some two young girls were shot dead just in front of us.”

“I thought they stooped and lied down to escape being hit. It was later that I realized that they were killed by bullets when I found out that they were lifeless.”

She also described how the military allegedly used Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) to gain access to the residence of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the IMN.

It could be recalled that the Shi’ite group was attacked by the Military in retaliation which led to the killings of several persons including women and sons of the detained El-Zakzaky.

“We had no weapons to fight with apart from seeking divine help. We could only chant takbir, Allah is great and occasionally some youths threw stones if they found any. They kept on killing and pushing forward towards the main residence of Sheikh Zakzaky until they reached the gate where some volunteer guards (Hurras) were,” she said from the book extract.