IMN steps up protest in Kaduna for the release of Sheik ElZakzaky

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By; ABDULL-AZEEZ AHMED KADIR, Kaduna.
Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly know as Shi’ite have stepped up their massive protest, calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Sheikh Ibraheem ElZakzaky currently in detention with Department of State Service (DSS) asserting that his health is deteriorating.
Addressing pressmen after the protest which they took round major streets in Kaduna, a leading cleric of the Movement Sheikh Abdulhamid Bello condemned the continued detention of their leader describing it as “illegal and a violation of his fundamental human rights”.
He said the IMN will not compromise its call for the release of its leader, describing the massive protest “as just the beginning”.
He called on “people of conscience to continue to raise their voices against impunity and disregard to law an order perpetrated by the Nigerian government where the President can simply order the killing, arrest and detention of anyone he despises for his own personal reason.”
He said “the detention of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky by the Nigerian government and also denying him the right to medical attention despite his deteriorating health condition is an outright violation of the tenets of democracy and civility and must be condemned by all right-thinking persons”.
Men, women and children members of the IMN stormed and went round Kaduna metropolis in their hundreds with placards, posters and banners chanting ‘Free Our Leader’! ‘Free Sheikh Zakzaky’! and the most prominent of the banners carried the inscription “Zakzaky Needs a Doctor”.

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