El-Zakzaky: When Will the Rule of Law Prevail?

This piece first appeared in ThisDayLive on November 12, 2017 The continuous detention of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, for almost two years without trial is a sour point in the human rights rating of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, writes John Shiklam By December 14, it would be two years since the Muhammadu Buhari administration detained the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat without trial even against court orders. Unfortunately, the…

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Leader of Ghana Shiah Community calls for release of Sheikh Zakzaky

Leader of Ghana Shiah Community calls for release of Sheikh Zakzaky The leader of the Shiah community in Ghana, Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Jamaluddin, has called for the immediate release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky. The call came when he led the Arbaeen trek Ghana in Accra, reenacting the trials and tribulations faced by the family of the Prophet (SAWA) in the first century after Hegira. Sheikh Zakzaky has been detained for nearly two years now, since the brutal attacks by the Nigerian Army…

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Soyinka berates Buhari on continued detention of Sheikh Zakzaky as FFK chides the government

The renowned Nigerian Nobel Prize winner, Professor Wole Soyinka has spoken against the massacre of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria and the continued detention of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. Speaking to a BBC interviewer as monitored recently, the Nobel Laureate used the term “massacre” to describe the brutal killing of minority Muslims in December 2015 in Zaria. He said the Buhari government has committed several errors that are worth criticising. On the continued detention of the leader of the Islamic Movement, Soyinka said for him, it is “illogical and…

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