Islamic Movement In Nigeria Accuses Govt Of ‘Gradually Killing’ El-Zakzaky
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi’ite, has accused the Nigerian government of gradually killing its leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
IMN also demanded for the immediate release of their leader to enable him secure a better medical attention elsewhere than what is being offered by the government.
Briefing newsmen in Kaduna, representative of the group, Abdullahi Danladi, said El-Zakzaky is gradually losing his sight having been in detention for over a long period without charges.
According to Danladi, what is obvious is that his health condition in general, particularly his eye-sights, are gradually deteriorating.
He said, “We would like to strongly appeal to those that are holding him hostage illegally in violation of his basic rights, to release him as a matter of urgency, to enable him seek medical attention in any place of his choice.”
The group also said releasing Elzakzaky should be done unconditionally and in the interest of the Nigerian state and those holding him.
They said the earlier surgery done on El-Zakzaky’s left eye by a doctor from the Department of State Security (DSS) has failed; noting that, the doctor who carried out the operation confessed that the case was beyond him now.
He however called on all human rights groups, rights activists, well-meaning Nigerians and journalists to join hands in demanding for justice for IMN’s leadership and its members, who are languishing in Kaduna prison and other security formations across the country.