Millions of campaigners and supporters across the globe were thrown into cautious ecstasy when the news broke out that the Kaduna High Court has granted Sheikh Zakzaky leave to travel to India for medical treatment along with his wife.
First to react was the Free Zakzaky Campaign Committee that has coordinated the campaigns, nationally and internationally. In a swift reaction, the Chairman of the Campaign Committee, Sheikh Abdulrahaman Abubakar Yola, said in a statement distributed to news men that, it was a victory of truth and justice against tyranny and impunity.
Considering what he called the blurred human rights records of the Nigerian government which hardly obeys court orders, Sheikh Yola said the the Islamic Movement would await the response of the government to the latest order.
Victory thanksgiving parties were thrown across the country in different communities. Alms and gifts were freely distributed, local musicians quickly made new releases about the new court order, while others undertook special prayer sessions.
All in all, it was happiness across board.
Special thank you messages were sent to the team of lawyers, headed by the renowned human rights lawyer, Chief Femi Falana, who secured a second favourable court order requesting for Sheikh Zakzaky’s freedom and rights.
Others mentioned in the appreciation were Senior citizens who intervened, activists, human rights groups, diplomats, the press and all others whose dogged support for the cause was unwavering.