Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, from Kano, Jigaea, Niger, Bauchi, Zamfara and Kaduna on Wednesday in Kaduna staged a protest, demanding for the unconditional release of Sheikh Zakzaky from detention.
The protesters also demanded for the release of the remaining members of IMN from prison.
The protesters blocked all the major highways in Kaduna metropolis chanting “Free Zakzaky, we demand justice, we are Nigerians.”
Speaking to journalists, spokesperson for the protesters, Mallam Nuhu Mafara, said they were out in large number to agitate for the unconditional release of their leader who has been in detention for 612 days.
He added, “The protest was a joint action against the illegal detention of our leader, Ibrahim El-zakzaky, with members from Kano Jigawa, Niger, Bauchi, Zamfara and other northern states are here today to demand the unconditional release of our leader.
“Today also marks over 250 days since court of the land set him (El-zakzaky ) free , but the cabals holding Nigerians ransom have stubbornly refused to obey court orders.”
A press statement signed and issued to newsmen by Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello, said, “While there are known figures in Nigeria today agitating for the breakup of the country into pieces, with some even issueing ultimatum to the government. But here is Sheikh Zakzaky, who has never committed any treasonable offence languishing in jail.
“We will not rest on our oars until justice is observed to the most oppressed Shiekh of our time, Sheikh El-zakzaky.”