HOME 10/8/2011

A member died while in detention.

  The death of Mallam Nura Abubakar occurred while in detention in Gboko Prison, Benue state. He died of diabetes on 8th of August 2011 while serving prison term together with many brothers.

Late Nur Abubakar

A special prayer for the soul of late Nura will be held at Baqiyyatullah Husainiyyah on Wednesday the 10th of August 201to be led by Sayyid Zakzaky after Tafsir lessons.

Members of the Islamic Movement in Sokoto suffered series of attacks in 2007 under the order of the state Governor Ali Wammako leading to the  death of six members in addition to the destruction of their landed properties and shops worth millions of Naira for alleged killing of one Umar  Danmaishiya by  assassins believed to have been sponsored by the Governor to fulfill his campaign promises which, among others, include  dealing with what he called spread of Shi’isim in the state.
In order to achieve its aim, the Government hired some Clerics for campaign of calumny against members of the Islamic Movement  with view of  removing people sympathy with members.

The attack in 2007 was carried out by  Governor’s thugs carrying various dangerous arms like cutlasses , knives, iron rods, sticks etc under the protection  of joint team of police and soldiers in a country which claims to practice democracy !

After the attack  in 2007 six people were confirmed killed while 113 were arrested and still in detention in various prisons across the country while over 300 houses  and shops were destroyed by the thugs.