MasterwebNews 3/8/16 - Request For Full Video Of #ZariaMassacre Initial Road Confrontation

[ Masterweb Reports: Dr. Peregrino Brimah reports ] - The report of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry into the Zaria massacre of December 12th to the 14th of 2015 has finally been released to the general public. While as should be expected the panel found:

 

a. the Nigerian army guilty of the mass murder of hundreds of Nigerian citizens,

 

b. the Nigerian army guilty of false testimony, concealing the true numbers of those killed,

 

c. the Nigerian army guilty of an illegal or otherwise unauthorized cordon and search of various sites where the minority Muslims inhabited,

 

d. the Nigerian army chief Tukur Yusuf Buratai and Nigerian army guilty of violating its Rules of Engagement,

 

e. the Nigerian army guilty of "shooting its way through" the blockade,

 

f. the Nigerian army and Kaduna state government guilty in the secret mass burial of hundreds of victims to conceal their crimes,

 

g. the Nigerian army and Kaduna state government guilty in the mass burial of male and female Muslims in one grave which "violates Islamic traditions and other relevant burial laws of Kaduna State and Rule 115 of the Geneva Convention,"

 

h, the Nigerian army and Kaduna state government guilty in the demolition of properties of the massacre victims, and Shia Muslims,

 

among other indictments.

 

While the above indict the Nigerian army in the cordon and search later parts of the massacre of over 350 victims and their secret mass burial, it is important and essential for the concerned general public, the victims, families of the victims and non governmental organisations to verify the evidences submitted as relates to the initiation of the deadly massacres.

 

In a video clip provided to the public by the Nigerian army last December, a conversation is noted between now late alleged members of the Islamic movement and members of the Nigerian army. The clip is edited with a major portion removed and jumps ahead to show the aftermath of the initial stages of the massacre, after the army had killed all involved in the road block and cleared the bodies. There are thus no witnesses on the side of the victims to describe how the initial massacre on the road started. Who threw the first stone.

 

While the conclusions of the judicial panel will avail justice for the later massacres at six centers around Kaduna, justice for those who staged the road block will be denied unless the vital middle part of the road-massacre video is provided to concerned citizens, lawyers of the victims and the victims and their families.

 

The Judicial panel claims as quoted below to have seen in video provided to it, assumably the complete video, that the victims threw a first stone, were shooting and were moving to surround the military convoy. See quote:

 

Section 2.2.1 Immediate Causes

b. It was in evidence from the testimonies of some of the officers and a video clip29 trying to persuade the IMN to remove the blockade; that the NA officers noticed that they were being encircled and that there were suspected gunshots sound heard.

 

We hereby request this full video to verify the Mohammed Lawal Garba Panel-certified account of the initial events that allegedly triggered the road-block initial part of the massacre in "self defense" of army chief Tukur Buratai.

 

Zeenat Reference And The Illegality Of Military Road Blocks

 

It is also necessary to correct the Judicial panel on its erroneous impression and false accusation and reference to the person of Mrs Zeenat Zakzaky. The panel accused her of at some time in the past, refusing to disembark at a military checkpoint. We once again remind the members of the panel and all rights-conscious members of the public, that military checkpoints are illegal. An active military presence on the streets is illegal. The Nigerian military is not a civil authority and has absolutely no role in polici

 
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