Muhammad Sani Yaqoob, elder brother to the leader of the Shiite group, Sheikh Ibraheem Yaqoob El-Zakzaky, on Monday April 11 expressed his happiness with the drastic actions taken by the Nigerian Army in the last December clash between the Army and the Shi’ites in Zaria.
He made this submission on Monday at the ongoing Judicial Commission of inquiry investigating the clash in Kaduna.
He continued when he said, the Nigerian Army would have been useless if they had made a u-turn on the spot of the Zaria clash where the members of the Shi’ites group barricaded the convoy of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.
Muhammad, who spoke in Hausa told the gathering that he shared the same father with El-Zakzaky, but different mothers. He said there was no clash between him and El-Zakzaky while growing up except different ideologies describing El-Zakzaky, the 4th child out of 16 children as very sharp and intelligent.
Muhammad Sani Yaqoob who is also the Chairman of Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’iqamatis Sunnah, (JIBWIS) in Zaria said the Shiite group were being funded by Iran.
According to him:
They are funded by Iran. They go to Iran twice in a year and they meet there. I have people who after they come back from their trip do come and tell me.
He said the Second in Command to Sheikh El-Zakzaky, Muhammad Turi fueled the Army/Shiite clash, with the Sheikh himself as the root cause.
However, he recommended to the house that whoever is found wanting after compilation of its report should be made to face the full wrath of the Law.