Members of the Shiite Islamic group have once again protested the continued detention of their leader; staging protests in four cities simultaneously.
Coordinated protest for the release of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky by members of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria was held across several cities.
On Saturday, April 16, 2016 Shiite members staged a massive coordinated protest, demanding for the release of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky from detention.
Holding placards with inscriptions, “Free ElZakzaky,” protests were held in Kano, where thousands of men and women, the young and old march through the major streets of the city, calling on the Federal Government to release Sheikh Zakzaky who has been in detention for the past four months.
It was the same story in Azare, Bauchi state, where early in the morning members of the Islamic movement marched through the town carrying placards mostly emboldened with ‘FREE ZAKZAKY’
In Jos, Plateau state capital, the protest ended peacefully as youths marched through the streets telling the public how ‘brutal’ was the incident carried out by the military in Zaria, Kaduna state in December 2015.
In Bauchi, there was a large turnout of people demanding the release of Sheikh Zakzaky from what the members described as ‘incarceration’ since no charges have been filed against him.
In Gombe, men, women and children also staged a peaceful protest also calling on the government to release Sheikh Zakzaky while similar protests were held in Kaduna, Sokoto, Gusau and Birnin Kebbi.
The protests, according to the movement’s spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, are coming on the heels of the recent disclosure by lawyers of the IMN that Sheikh El- Zakzaky has lost an eye and is in need of medical attention together with his wife, Sister Zeenat Ibrahim, who is with him in the detention.