Procession in Bauchi- Protest taken to Emir's
On Thursday 24 December 2015 morning hundreds of
thousands of Muslims trooped to various streets
of Bauchi to celebrate the birthday of the Holy
Prophet Muhammad ( sawa ).
As usual, the
procession began in Kobi football pitch.There
was a widespread acceptance of the programme
this year as people from every nook and cranny
were filled with joyful sense of camaraderie and
love for the Holy Prophet (saw).
Moreover, dozens of youth groups, Islamic
schools had liaised with the Riayala Committee
which is set up by the government to ensure a
hitch -free programme.
Thanks to gallant
efforts of the committee, there was no
noticeable problem recorded during the exercise.
On the part of the followers of
Zakzaky, the mood was different from the
previous exercises because apart from the
celebrations, their hearts were
resentments over the kind of repression being
meted out to their fellow members and the
continued detention of their spiritual
graveyards, and their famous sanctuary,
Hussainiyya Baqiyyatullah were all demolished
and desecrated. Soldiers have also
killed more than one
thousand of his members including three (3)
more of his children.
All these atrocities
were committed against them despite the fact
that they have never carried arms against the
state. During the procession,
a lot of people had
commiserated with the members over the
heavy losses of lives. They also strongly spoke
out against the continued
detention of Sheikh
Ibrahim Zakzaky who is being held by the
Nigerian security forces. It could be recalled
that since the fateful day of
the massacre on 12
December, various human rights groups
have denounced the barbaric massacre.
pictures, free Zakzaky campaign was taken to
emir of Bauchi in his palace.