IMN Wants El-Zakzaky Released, Says He Has Spent 2,000 Days In Detention

Court Ibrahim El Zakzaky
Court Ibrahim El Zakzaky
  • “On Thursday, 02/06/2021 we marked the 2000th day of illegal detention of the leader of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has called on the Federal Government to release its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

IMN said El-Zakzaky, who has been in detention for the past 2,000 days, deserved to be released now.

IMN Wants El-Zakzaky Released, Says He Has Spent 2,000 Days In Detention

The IMN leader was arrested in Zaria, Kaduna State and has been in custody since December 2015.

He was arrested after his followers attacked the convoy of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and a riot broke out.

The President of IMN Media Forum, Ibrahim Musa, in a statement  said El-Zakzaky’s continued incarceration was an injustice.

IMN suggested that El-Zakzaky’s continued incarceration may be a plot to cover up the crimes committed by the Nigerian Army shortly before he was captured.

The group insisted that the arrest of its leader was planned state terrorism against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

According to Musa: “On Thursday, 02/06/2021 we marked the 2000th day of illegal detention of the leader of the Islamic movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, following planned state terrorism meted on him and his followers by Buhari regime which left over a thousand members of the Movement, including women and children either dead or missing, while several amongst them were buried alive.

“The Federal High Court in Abuja ruled that our leader and his wife should be released. It described their detention which began in December 2015 as “illegal and unconstitutional.” This might be part of a wider effort to cover up the gruesome crimes committed by members of the security forces in Zaria in December 2015 that left hundreds dead. And the refusal of the regime to comply with that court order has demonstrated its flagrant and dangerous contempt for the court of law.”

Read Also: Cardinal Onaiyekan, Urges Nigerians To Put Their Leaders On Their Toes

IMN urged Nigerians to rise up and speak against the injustice meted out to El-Zakzaky and his wife.

“Hence as we are marking the two thousands days of injustice and incarceration of our leader, we pray to Almighty Allah to enlighten the hearts of Nigerians to embrace the path of justice and rise up against tyranny.

“The Nigerian authorities must immediately comply with a High Court order and release El-Zakzaky and his wife from detention.” he said.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Fani-Kayode Narrates His Experience With T.B Joshua In Kuje Prison

Facebook Comments

Advertise or Publish a Story on EkoHot Blog:

Kindly contact us at ekohotblog@gmail.com. Breaking stories should be sent to the above email and substantiated with pictorial evidence.

Citizen journalists will receive a token as data incentive.

Call or Whatsapp: 0803 561 7233, 0703 414 5611