Monday, September 10, 2018

IMN Calls For Release Of El-Zakzaky 1000 Days After

Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria have called for the immediate and unconditional release of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, his wife and hundreds of the sect members said to be currently detained by the Federal Government. They made the call yesterday in Katsina during a press conference where they also called on the international community to intervene.

The IMN members spoke through the Chairman of the “Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee”, Sheikh AbdulRahaman

“As we mark the 1,000th day of this travesty of justice, we demand and insist that the Federal Government and its agencies must release our leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife unconditionally and immediately.

“We urge the international community to persuade the government to obey the orders of the court and to release our leader unconditionally.

“We also appeal to the international community to commit Nigeria to uphold religious rights and freedoms, failing which the Nigerian government and its agents must be isolated and sanctioned.

“The Kaduna State Government must discontinue its unjustified persecution of Sheikh El-Zakzaky, his wife and others facing spurious charges of culpable homicide before the Kaduna High Court on wobbly grounds.

“It must also take concrete steps to prosecute all those that carried out the heinous murder of over 1,000 of our members and the illegal and unconstitutional burial of 347,” the movement said.