Abuja - Members of the Islamic Movement in
Nigeria (IMN) have staged protests around the country demanding the release of
leader, Ibraheem Zakzaky, from the custody of the State Security Service.
IMN Spokesperson, Ibrahim Musa, said the weekend protests
came on the heels of the recent disclosure by lawyers of the IMN that akzaky
had lost an eye and is in need of medical attention together with his wife,
She is also in SSS custody.
Protests were held in Bauchi, Kaduna, Kano, Plateau and
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Musa said thousands, including children, embarked on the
protests which he described as peaceful.
Zakzaky was injured and arrested in the 2015 Zaria
massacre, which took place on December 12.
The clash led to the death of many unarmed civilians.
The Army claimed that it had responded to the Shia
followers' attempt to assassinate the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.
However, this claim has been strongly rejected
by the Islamic Movement and several human rights organizations who argue that
the attack was pre-planned.
- CAJ News