Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky who, on Sunday, alleged that there were plans to kill him, has also alleged that it was security agents that killed Sheikh Auwal Adam Albani.
Zakzaky, who spoke during his weekly lecture on Nahjul Balagah, in Zaria, categorically argued that security operatives killed Albani to actualise a selfish agenda.
According to him, followers of Albani are all aware of the killers, but cannot speak out for fear, and that “without any fear from anyone, we say the government killed Albani in Zaria.”
Zakzaky reiterated that those that killed the cleric wanted to create discord amongst Muslims by smuggling weapons into Gyellesu area in Zaria and using them as evidence to implicate the Islamic Movement.
He recalled that members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria had suffered “untold hardship, intimidation, imprisonment and deaths by security agencies,” and yet they had never retaliated or taken the laws into their hands in the form of vengeance.
He said the Movement had no issue of dispute or discord with Albani, and that if killers of the Shi’ites were still walking freely; why should the Shi’ites kill someone who had not done anything to them?
The cleric said he was aware of all the sinister plans and attempts to shoot him whenever he goes or comes back from lectures at the Hussainiyyah Baqiyyatullah, in Zaria.
“Many of their plans we do not expose, but let it passed, for it only stops at the planning stage, execution was impossible for them.”