Tel Aviv seeks to assassinate Nigerian Islamic leader


The Zionist regime is seeking to coax the Nigerian government into assassination of the African country’s top Islamic cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, his son revealed.

“Given the Zionists’ strong relations with the Nigerian government, they always take action against the Shias in Nigeria,” Ali Zakzaky told the Fars news agency.

He revealed that the Zionists are pressuring the Nigerian government to assassinate Sheikh Zakzaky soon, and the government is looking for an opportunity as it also sees the  leader of Nigerian Muslims as a burden due to his harsh criticism of the government’s atrocities against people.

“The US and the Zionists are pressuring the government to assassinate the leader of Nigerian  Muslims for their fear of the 12-million-strong Shia population in Nigeria,” Ali Zakzaky said.

A suicide bomber detonated himself in the Tsohuwar Kasuwa area of the Nigerian town after joining Shia worshippers who were marching to mark Ashura, a solemn day when Shias mourn the martyrdom of Imam Hossein (Peace be upon him), a grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH and his progeny), in 680 AD at Karbala in Iraq.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack which martyred at least 20 and injured over 50, but suspicion is bound to fall on the Boko Haram terrorist group.