According to Ahlul bayt News Agency – ABNA – following the bloody attack of the Nigerian army and security forces at Arbaeen mourning ceremony of Imam Hossain (A) and killing of tens of Shiites, Ahlul Bayt World Assembly has issued a statement condemning this heinous action and has demanded Islamic organizations to condemn such inhuman actions.
The full text of the statement is as follows:
مَنْ قَتَلَ نَفْسَا بِغَیرِ نَفْسٍ أوفَسادٍ فِی الأَرضِ فَکانَّما قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جمیعاً وَ مَنْ أَحْیاها فَکأَنَّما اَحیا النَّاسَ جمیعاً
In the silence of the Human Rights organizations and claimant countries, once again the world witnesses the tyranny of the Nigerian army and security forces against followers of Ahlul Bayt (A).
These shameless criminals, have spilled the blood of mourners of Imam Hussain (A) in Arbaeen procession and have martyred many men, women, and children and have injured hundreds.
According to Islamic Movement of Nigeria and eye-witnesses, police and security forces have attacked the mourners savagely, violently, and cold-heartedly by firearms.
The Nigerian army and security forces have doubled and increased their violence towards followers of Imam Hussain (A) over the past years by Saudi and Wahabi's encouragement. Even the Wahabi Imams and Takfiri movements have openly encouraged division, sectarianism and killing of the Shiites in their speeches and ceremonies.
The suppression wave of the Shiites began last year when the security forces attacked a Hosseinieh in Zaria. Also they attacked Sheikh Zakzaky's house and severely injured and detained him. That year about 1000 Shiites were killed and wounded of whom 350 were buried in mass graves.
Ahlul Bayt World Assembly not also condemns this cruel savagery, but also demands all scholars and Islamic organizations to condemn such inhuman activities and put the perpetrators of these crimes into trial. It demands human rights organizations to condemn these crimes and take practical steps in prosecuting those behind such atrocities. Also it demands the Nigerian government to release the innocent prisoners of conscience including Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and stop such crime against humanity in future.
God Almighty has spoken the truth.