However, the Sheikh assured, “God’s ways are not their ways,” enjoining members to always use their senses, noting that “use of the senses always supersedes the use of brute force.”
That is why true members of the Movement will never succumb to calls for use of violence. Recently, there were certain anonymous messages on social media outlets suggesting that members of the Movement should use violence as a way of forcing the Buhari government to allow Sheikh Zakzaky access medical care, especially as the Sheikh appeared to have been poisoned in detention.
In a swift reaction however, the Islamic Movement issued a statement denouncing the calls for violence, insisting that the Sheikh has never ever called for violence in over 40 years of the Movement.
The statement noted that the threats to use violence are by enemies within, who are hell bent on painting the Movement black in order to finish them and to forestall the progress being made through peaceful legal, political and diplomatic pressure on the Buhari government to set the Sheikh free.