Again, members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) on Wednesday took to the streets of Abuja to demand the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who is being held in state’s custody since 2015.
DAILY POST reports that a melee broke out following the refusal of security operatives to allow members of the sect to stage their daily sit-out in demand for the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, from detention last month.
However, hundreds of members of the group including women and children were seen protesting on the streets with placards such as: “Buhari release Shaikh Ibrahim Zakzaky,” “Shaikh Zakzaky must be released” among others.
In a statement signed by the Leader of the Youth Wing of the Group also known as Hurras, Yaqub Idris, the demonstration was organised to demand for the release of their leader, El Zakzaky, who had been held in detention for over two years.
He said, “We peacefully march on this day Wednesday the 2nd of May 2018 to further press for the immediate and unconditional release of our leader and simultaneously mark the birthday of Imam Mahdi (AS) and the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Yaqub El-Zakzaky.
“It could be recalled that the Buhari administration killed over 1,000 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria in the year 2015 alone.”