Shi’ites protest, as they demand the release of Zakzaky

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also called Shiites, have demanded an unconditional release of their detained leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.

The Shi’ites, during a protest on Friday in Kaduna, said their leader should be released unconditionally because he was unjustly detained.

Head of the protesters, Sheikh Aliyu Tirmizi, called on the Federal Government to unconditionally release the leader of the sect for proper medical attention.

“In the aftermath of Zaria genocide executed by the Nigerian military in December 2015 we have been calling on all citizens to uphold the dictum that injustice to one is injustice to all, but to no avail.

“Most people, after the gross flagrant abuse of power by the military on Sheikh Zakzaky and his followers couldn’t express their condemnation, choosing to remain silent since the military excesses didn’t affect them directly,” he said.

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