Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria ( IMN ) on Tuesday in Abuja intensified their campaign and protest against the continuous detention of their spiritual leader, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and vowed not to give up the struggle.
The protesters in their hundreds stormed the Federal Secretariat wielding placards and chanting anti government songs.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Abdullahi Mohammed Musa said that the group will not relent in its protest to telling the world of the injustice being perpetrated by the Nigerian government against the group. He added that the group would not be intimidated by the hostile attitude of police toward their campaign.
Musa who recounted the massacre of their members in Zaria in December 2015 noted that more than a thousand people were killed and dumped in mass graves, including Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky’s sons, on whose corpses the gory father was heartlessly dragged after he had been severally shot together with his wife.
According to a statement also issued by the group “Women and children were not spared; many were killed and burnt to a cinder. Live bullets were dashed into women’s private part and breast, pregnant women and babies were inhumanly killed. Casualties that sustained various degrees of injuries were indeed very many, numbering hundreds.
Buildings were set ablaze, pulled down and rubbles cleared. A lot of children were thus orphaned; many husbands in addition to wives were widowed. With life-threatening gunshot wounds. In addition , several others were thrown into unlawful incarceration, languishing in different detention facilities across the country”
The group expressed displeasure toward the lukewarm attitude of the government to bringing the perpetrators of the heinous crime to justice. The sect called on international community to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to obey the order of the Federal High Court which ordered for the immediate and unconditional release of Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.