Thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria again took to the streets of Gusau, Kaduna and Abuja yesterday, Thursday 27th December 2018 in a renewed call for the immediate and unconditional release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, being held for the past three years now against court judgement.
In Kaduna, the protest kicked off in the late afternoon and was conducted at the ever busy Nnamdi Azikiwe, Western bypass for several hours without an incidence. It was a direct response to the Kaduna state governor’s recent charade regarding the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, during which he said he had banished the Movement from Kaduna and that they had relocated to Abuja.
In Gusau, the Zamfara state capital, hundreds of members of the Islamic Movement participated in the peaceful protest calling for the release of the ailing Sheikh.
Zamfara state has lately seen a fair share of violent killings following the Buhari government’s failure to provide security against the so-called armed bandits in the state. Sheikh Zakzaky had repeatedly implicated governments in the senseless killings taking place in the state, stating that it was driven by the inordinate desire to displace people and mine gold unchecked.