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UK based Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), Nigerian Army officials were seen destroying the grave of El-zakzaky’s mother on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. A picture of the bulldozer which ripped through the building that houses the tomb of Hajja Saleha Muhammad was also released to press by the IHRC.
In a press release the Islamic Human Rights Commission said: “The move against Zakzaky’s mother’s grave supports the view that the military is deliberately targeting the symbols and institutions of the Islamic Movement. Sheikh Zakzaky’s personal residence in Zaria has already been destroyed, as has the Hussainiyyah Baqiyatullah wh”
“The army has already destroyed dozens of graves belonging to victims of last year’s Al-Quds Day massacre when the army opened fire on a peaceful procession. A mosque which stood near the site of the graves has also been levelled. Three sons of the Sheikh were among the dead.”
“Following the attack on the Islamic Movement last week IHRC received photographs and testimonies of mass graves where the army is reported to have buried fatalities from the killing spree in Zaria.”
“IHRC is renewing its call on the African Union, the United Nations and the Commonwealth to suspend Nigerian membership and privileges, and to demand the release of all those detained.”
IHRC chair Massoud Shadjareh said: “if these reports are true then they are another proof that the army’s claim to be acting in self-defence is baseless. The graves which have been destroyed pose no threat to anyone let alone the military. To the contrary their demolition appears to be part of a planned, systematic attempt to eradicate all signs and symbols of the Islamic movement”.
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