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 continued detention of its leader and some members of their group which they said is denting the image of the country around the world.
The group stated this during a rally along the Eastern Bypass in Kaduna to draw the attention of government and protest what they called abduction 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 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 access to him for the past three months, even as the Nigerian Constitution disallows detention without charging one to court beyond 48 hours.
“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 on Monday, 7 March, 2016 but maintained its 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.