Elzakzaky’s Detention: The World is Losing Confidence in Nigeria

Elzakzaky’s Detention: The World is Losing Confidence in Nigeria

By ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna

Sisters Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has asserted that the the world is no longer confident with Nigeria because of the continues detention of its leader and some members of their group which they say is denting the image of the Nigeria around the world.

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‎The group stated this during a rally on the Eastern Bypass in Kaduna to draw the attention of government and to protest what they called adoption and illegal detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky by the Nigerian Government. 

According to the spokesperson of the group, Hajiya Maryam Abdullahi, “this has dented the image of the of the Nigerian government in the diaspora where thousands of people from different parts of the world are raising their voices in condemnation of the brutalities meted on the IMN.

“As women and members of the IMN, we condemn the killing of our members and their continued illegal detention. 

“Since the Nigerian Army abducted our leader, no one, including his lawyers was allowed to any access to him for the past three months, even as the Nigerian Constitution disallows detention without charging one to court beyond 48hours.

“We called for the immediate and unconditional release of our leader, his Eminence Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.”

‎It could be recalled that the group through a team of its laywers, led by Festus Okoye Esq appeared before the judicial Commission of inquiry,set up by the Kaduna State Government onMonday, 7 March 2016 but maintained it’s position not to submit any memorandum until it has access to the leader of the movement, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, an effort he said is being frustrated.

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