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Shiites members storm Kaduna streets, demand unconditional release of Zakzaky

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Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, once again taken over the streets of Kaduna state, protesting the continued detention of its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, by the federal government.

The head of the protesters, Sheikh Aliyu Tirmizi, who spoke to newsmen during the protest on Friday, demanded an unconditional release of their leader who according to him was unjustly detained.

Speaking further, Tirmizi said that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has trample infringe upon the rights of Sheikh Zakzaky, calling for his immediate release for proper medical care.

He said; “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.

“But in truth, Islam abhors injustice, and enjoins Muslims to express disdain to injustice and the unjust whoever they are.

“Indeed history is full of instances when Prophet Muhammad (SAW) assisted the victims of injustice in upholding their rights.

“This explains why for the past five years we have been explaining how this Buhari regime has trampled upon the rights of Sheikh Zakzaky and his followers, demanding that citizens condemn this repression, and call for the release of our leader unconditionally,” Tirmizi concluded.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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