Shi’ite Youth Forum Seek Unconditional Release Of Leader, El-Zakzaky

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The Youth Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has called for the unconditional release of the leader of the movement, Sheik Ibraheem el-Zakzaky.

Leader of the Forum in Kaduna State, Mikail Abdullahi, who made the call during a protest in the state on Thursday, accused the government of “violating all constitutional provisions” by detaining their leader without charging him to court.

Sheik el-Zakzay and his wife were arrested by soldiers last December in Zaria and whisked to an undisclosed location where they are said to have been treated for gunshot wounds sustained during a bloody clash between members of the movement and soldiers.

The IMN also made good its word to boycott a judicial panel of inquiry set up by the Kaduna State Government to look into the clashes, if its leader was not released from government custody.

Speaking during the protest yesterday, Abdullahi pointed out that the government was not leading a good example by keeping deaf ears to the call for the release of the leader of the movement.

“The continued detention of our leader is unconstitutional. We are calling for his release because his detention violates all constitutional provisions”, he said.