Shiites protest to mark 66th birthday of detained leader Zakzaky

Posted by Garba Ahmed, Kaduna | 13 May 2017 | 1,176 times

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•The protesting Shiites.

The Nigerian Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) on Friday marked the 66th birthday of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, in Kaduna.

The protesters moved through the busy Ahmadu Bello Way around 1pm, and distributed

Flyers signed by one Abdulhamid Bello, with messages demanding for the release of El- Zakzaky.

Bello said the sect, again, trooped out to show their vehement displeasure at the continued incarceration of their leader.

“We are out to lament at the way the Nigerian government is mishandling one of its most prominent statesmen. We are today (Friday), on the occasion of the 66th birthday of our leader, demanding justice and his immediate freedom.

“We come out to remind the world of the genocide executed by the Nigerian government using all its machinery of state power against unarmed citizens,” he said.

They called on the Acting President to urgently set the sheikh free. “He should be released instantly as ordered by a Federal High Court in Abuja, so that at least he can attend to his failing health.

“Finally, we hereby call on all people of conscience especially the International Community to urgently address the matter of the Zaria genocide.

“As we wish Shiekh Ibraheem Zakzaky a happy birthday, we march to demand for his freedom,” they said.

Source: News Express

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