Umar Zaki, university professor and lecturer, says the Nigerian government is keeping the prominent Muslim leader in jail to silence his call against corruption and Western exploitation.
Speaking in an interview, Professor Zaki said, “They want to keep him out of public domain by all means… The government is more particular on Sheikh Zakzaky because of his followership… The leaders and their Western masters are afraid that Nigerians will revolt against them and free the country from their exploitation if Sheikh Zakzaky continues with his call.”
Umar Faruq Zaki is a professor and lecturer at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, in Sokoto, Nigeria.
Below is the full text of the interview:
Q: Why is Sheikh Zakzaky popular among faithful followers of all religions, especially Islam and Christianity?
A: The government is more particular on Sheikh Zakzaky because of his followership. Many people are understanding and supporting his call. Therefore, the leaders and their Western masters are afraid that Nigerians will revolt against them and free the country from their exploitation if Sheikh Zakzaky continues with his call.
Q: What is promoted by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria?
A: The goals of Islamic movement in Nigeria are two:
1. For the Muslims to understand the true teaching of Islam through understanding of Ahlul-Beit.
2. To free the country from corruption and exploitation by Western powers.
Q: How do you view Sheikh Zakzaky’s trial? Is the prolonged process of the trial aimed at gradual murdering of the IMN Leader?
A: Actually, they do not want Sheikh Zakzaky to continue his call. So, they want to keep him out of public domain by all means. Because his survival is their death. They are mortally afraid of him. America, Israel, Zionist are all the same and leaders of Nigeria are their obedient servants. In fact, we do not have leaders in Nigeria because our so called leaders are not protecting the interests of the country. They are following the dictates of the Western powers. Therefore, Nigerian leaders are simply servants of the Western powers. They are leading Nigeria to destruction.