The Islamic Movement in Nigeria successfully commemorated the second year of the Zaria massacre in Abuja between 12th and 14th December, 2017 with series of activities ranging from rallies, processions, advocacy visits, and public as well as media engagements. The events loudly called for the immediate release of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his wife from illegal detention. Both are being subjected to unconstitutional denial of their freedoms for the past two years despite a Federal High Court judgement. It was the first time IMN was holding such events for three days consecutively and it was unprecedented.
Except for the first day when policemen attempted thwarting the procession from reaching its destination, the Three Arms Zone where letters were to be delivered to the leadership of both Chambers of the National Assembly, there was no serious inimical occurrence. That the occasion was peacefully done over these three days puts to shame all purveyors of violence, whose main aim, had always been to portray us as a violent group. This is only a further evidence of our peaceful disposition contrary to these agents of doom.
To this end, on behalf of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, we extend a very hearty thanks to all those who turned up en masse for all the activities. Particular mention must be made of Human Rights groups, activists and various local and international media houses for gracing our important activities for the second year commemoration of the Zaria genocide. We cherish their support and passions for justice for Zaria pogrom victims and for the unconditional release of Sheikh Zakzaky and his wife as well as other prisoners of conscience still being held unjustifiably at various detention centres across the country.
We are individually and collectively resolved to keep the fire burning and shall not relent until the total freedom of Sheikh Zakzaky is achieved. We will not leave any stone unturned until our all our members also being detained for no other reason but their faith, are freed. We will not rest on our oars until those who perpetrated this heinous crime against us, are brought to book in our local courts and at the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
PRESIDENT MEDIA FORUM OF ISLAMIC MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA