El-Zakzaky’s Arrest: Shi’ites Vows to Continue Protest Until The‎ir Leader is Released

El-Zakzaky’s Arrest: Shi’ites Vows to Continue Protest Until The‎ir Leader is Released 

By ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna

Barely one week after the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) said it will henceforth declined participation and have any further dealings with the judicial Commission of inquiry set up by the Kaduna State Government, the group has again vowed not to renege in its protest until thier leader Shiekh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky is released.

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The Shiite group reiterated its position on Thursday when their youths wing‎ staged a peaceful protest along Leventis Roundabout upto Kano Road, to drawn attention of government to their demand for their leader to be freed.

‎Speaking during the road show, Spokesman of the group, Abdulhamid Bello, they will continue to be nonviolent, peaceful and abide by the laws of the land in their pursuit of their demand. 

He lamented the action‎ of the security agents and all authorities involved in denying them access to their leader since he was arrested last year.

According to him, “it is now a matter of common knowledge that a legal team led by Femi Falana SAN and Festus Okoye Esq have made more than four fruitless attempts to see our leader so as speak with him for the purposes of submitting memorandum to the Judiciary Commission of Inquiry and his appearance before the said Commission. 

“Femi Falana, Festus Okoye and other members of the legal team of the movement have visited the headquarters of the Directorate of State Security (DSS) more‎ than four occasions at the invitation of the DSS for the purpose of having audience with the leader and all the visit yielded no result.

“It is therefore clear that there is a laid out plan to prevent the legal team of the movement from having access to its leader, its spokesperson and its custod‎ian of its properties”.

Abdulhamid, there called on the government to immediately release their leader, his wife and other members of the group unconditionally. And that the army should also release the corpses of their members who were killed by the Army with immediate effect. 

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